Hermitage  Dorset


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

HERMITAGE, a village and a parish in Dorchester district, Dorset. The village stands 3½ miles NE of Evershot r. station, and 4 N by W of Cerne-Abbas; and has a fair on 26 Aug. The parish comprises 751 acres. Post town, Cerne, under Dorchester. Real property, £1, 011. Pop., 131. Houses, 31. ...

The property is divided among a few. A pretty large spot of ground here is said to have been removed, in 1585, by the force of a subterranean wind, and carried to a considerable distance, retaining trees and hedges on it entire, and leaving a great hollow where it had been. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £64. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is good, and has a bell turret.

Hermitage through time

Hermitage 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 Hermitage itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 27th May 2024

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