Manston  Dorset


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

MANSTON, a parish in Sturminster district, Dorset; on the river Stour, 2 miles ENE of Sturminster-Newton r. station-Post town, Sturminster-Newton, under Blandford. Acres, 1,323. Real property, with Hanmoon, £4,585. Rated property of M. alone, £2,599. Pop., 152. Houses, 28. The property is subdivided. The living is a rectory in the diocese of SalisburyValne, £400. Patron, J. T. Leather, Esq. The church is ancient, with a tower; and the chancel was restored and beautified in 1869. There is a parochial school.

Manston through time

Manston 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 Manston itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 28th May 2024

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