Bryanston  Dorset


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

BRYANSTONE, or Blandford-Bryan, a parish in Blandford district, Dorset; on the river Stour, adjacent to the Central Dorset railway, 1½ mile NW by W of Blandford-Forum. Post Town, Blandford. Acres, 1,512. Real property, £1,284. Pop., 206. Houses, 36. Bryanstone House here is the seat of Lord Portman; is a large mansion, after a design by Wyatt; has an octagonal staircase, 30 feet in diameter; and stands in a park upwards of a mile long. The living is a rectory, annexed to the rectory of Durweston, in the diocese of Salisbury.

Bryanston through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 29th May 2022

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