North Poorton  Dorset


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

POORTON (North), a parish in Beaminster district, Dorset; 1½ mile N by W of Poor-stock r. station, and 3 S E of Beaminster. It contains part of Loscombe hamlet; and its post town is Poorstock, under Brid port. Acres, 664. Rated property, £639. Pop., 92. Houses, 18. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £75. Patron, Mrs. Jenkins. The church was rebuilt in 1864.

North Poorton through time

North Poorton 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 North Poorton itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 17th September 2021

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