Oborne  Dorset


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

OBORNE, a parish in Sherborne district, Dorset; on the London, Yeovil, and Exeter railway, adjacent to Somerset, 1¾ mile E N E of Sherborne. Post-town, Sherborne. Acres, 593. Real property, £1, 175. Pop., 150. Houses, 30. The manor belongs to Cains college, Cambridge. Sherborne Park, the seat of Earl Digby, is partlywithin the limits. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £172.* Patron, G. D. W. Digby, Esq. The church was rebuilt in 1862, and is in the early English style.

Oborne through time

Oborne 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 Oborne itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 28th January 2022

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