Longburton  Dorset


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

LONGBURTON, a parish, with a village, in Sherborne district, Dorset; 2½ miles S by E of Sherlborne r. station. Post town, Sherborne. Acres, 1,025. Real property, £2,110. Pop., 336. Houses, 82. The manor belongs to J. S. Drax, Esq. Limestone for building is quarried; and the making of gloves is carried on. The living is a vicarage, united with the vicarage of Holnest, in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £275.* Patron,Cosens, Esq. The church contains monuments of the Fitzjames family. There are chapels for Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists, and a national school.

Longburton through time

Longburton 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 Longburton itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 14th July 2024

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