Alderholt  Dorset


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Alderholt like this:

ALDERHOLT, a tything and a chapelry in Cranborne parish, Dorset. The tything lies on the verge of the county, 4½ miles E of Cranborne, and 5½ N of Ringwood r. station; and has a post office under Salisbury. Pop., 404. The chapelry includes the tything, but is larger, and was constituted in 1849. Pop., 708. Houses, 145. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £105.* Patron, the Vicar of Cranborne. The church was built by the Marquis of Salisbury.

Alderholt through time

Alderholt is now part of East Dorset district. Click here for graphs and data of how East Dorset has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Alderholt itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Alderholt in East Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 23rd June 2024

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