Marnhull  Dorset


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

MARNHULL, a village and a parish in Sturminster district, Dorset. The village stands 1 mile E of the river Stonr, 1¾ SE of the boundary with Somerset, and 3 N of Sturminster-Newton r. station; is large and irregularly built; and has a post office under Blandford. The parish contains also the hamlets of Burton, Keutisford, and Thornton. ...

Acres, 3,751. Real property, with Fifehead-Magdalen, £11,390. Rated property of M. alone, £7,491. Pop., 1,444. Houses, 327. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to John Hussey, Esq. Nash Court is the chief residence; has belonged to the Husseys since the time of Charles II.; was the birthplace of Giles Hussey, the ingenions painter, who drew by the mnsical scale; and contains some choice paintings of the old masters. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £800.* Patron, R. W. Kennard, Esq. The church is large and good, and has a tower. There are chapels for Wesleyans and Roman Catholics, and a parochial school.

Marnhull through time

Marnhull 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 Marnhull itself, go to Units and Statistics.

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


Date accessed: 14th June 2021

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