Cann  Dorset


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

CANN, or Shaston-St. Rumbold, a parish in Shaftesbury district, Dorset; on the verge of the county, 1¼ mile SE of Shaftesbury, and 4¼ SSE of Semley r. station. Post Town, Shaftesbury, under Salisbury. Acres, 930. Pop., 547. Houses, 126. The area is all included in the borough of Shaftesbury. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £196.* Patron, the Earl of Shaftesbury.

Cann through time

Cann 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 Cann itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 13th June 2024

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