Church Knowle  Dorset


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

CHURCH-KNOWLE, a parish in Wareham district, Dorset; 1 mile WSW of Corfe-Castle, and 4 SSE of Wareham r. station. It includes the tythings of Brodle and Creech, and the village of Puddle-Mill. Post town, Corfe-Castle, under Wareham. Acres, 2, 920. Real property, £5, 403; of which £3, 412 are in mines. Pop., 511. Houses, 112. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £285.* Patron, Lieut. Col. Mansel. The church is very good.

Church Knowle through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 27th May 2024

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