Askerswell  Dorset


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

ASKERSWELL, a parish in Bridport district, Dorset; on an affluent of the river Brid, 5 miles E of Bridport r. station. It has a post office under Bridport. Acres, 1,161. Real property, with Loders, Up-Loders, and Mattravers, £7,127. Pop., 223. Houses, 48. The surface is a pleasant valley surrounded by hills. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £160.* Patron, Mrs. H. T. Bower. The church was built in 1858, but has a tower which belonged to a previous edifice. Charities, £6.

Askerswell through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 21st September 2021

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