Bincombe  Dorset


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

BINCOMBE, a parish in Weymouth district, Dorset; on the river Wey, on the Southwestern railway, and on the downs, 4½ miles S by W of Dorchester r. station. Post Town, Dorchester. Acres, 977. Real property, £1,035. Pop., 194. Houses, 41. The property is divided between two. Good stone is quarried; and there is a mineral spring. Numerous barrows are on the downs. The living is a rectory, united with the rectory of Broadway, in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £487.* Patron, Caius College, Cambridge. The church is old but good, and has a tower.

Bincombe through time

Bincombe 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 Bincombe itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 25th May 2022

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