Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

CHEDDINGTON, or Chedington, a parish in Beaminster district, Dorset; at the sources of the rivers Axe and Parret, 3¼ miles N of Beamiuster, and 4½ SE of Crewkerne r. station. Post town, Mosterton, under Crewkerne. Acres, 773. Real property, with Mosterton and South Perrot, £5, 923. Pop., 176. Houses, 33. The property is divided among a few. The land is high and hilly; and most of its eminences command superb views. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £128.* Patron,...

W. T. Cox, Esq. The church is modern, and in the Tudor style. Hare, the translator of Horace, was rector.

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Travel writing

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Place Mentioned in Travel Writing Mentioned in Hist. Gazetteer
South Perrot 0 2
Mosterton 0 2
Beaminster 1 4
Corscombe 0 2
North Perrot 0 2
Misterton 0 2
Langdon 0 2
Toller Whelme 0 1
Halstock 0 2
Easthams 0 2
Haslebury Plucknett 0 3
Hardington Mandeville 0 2
West Chelborough 0 2
Seaborough 0 2
Pendomer 0 2
Crewkerne 3 3
Mapperton 0 3
East Chelborough 0 3
Broadwindsor 0 2
Hooke 0 2