Mapperton  Dorset


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

MAPPERTON, a parish in Beaminster district, Dorset; 2 ½ miles SE by E of Beaminster, and 3 NW by N of Poorstock r. station. Post town, Beaminster, under Bridport. Acres, 804. Real property, with North Poorton, £2,332. Pop., 92. Houses, 20. The property is divided among a few. The manor, with Mapperton House, belongs to H.Compton, Esq. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Valne, £170.* Patron, H.Compton, Esq. The church was rebuilt in 1704.

Mapperton through time

Mapperton 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 Mapperton itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 22nd September 2021

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