Pentridge  Dorset


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

PENTRIDGE, a parish in Wimborne district, Dorset; on Bockerly-ditch, adjacent to Wilts, 3½ miles N N W of Cranborne, and 9 S of Dinton r. station. It contains the hamlet of East Woodyates; and its post town is Cranborne, under Salisbury. Acres, 1, 764. Real property, £2, 125. Pop., 295. Houses, 56. The manor belongs to the Earl of Shaftesbury. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £214.* Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church was rebuilt in 1857.

Pentridge through time

Pentridge is now part of East Dorset district. Click here for graphs and data of how East Dorset has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Pentridge itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 23rd May 2024

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