Powerstock  Dorset


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

POORSTOCK, a village and a parish in Beaminster district, Dorset. The village stands on an affluent of the river Brit, near the Brid port railway, 4 miles N E of Brid port; was once a market-town; and has a station on the railway, and a post-office under Brid port. The parish includes the tythings of West Milton, Mappercombe, Nettlescombe, South Poorton, Witherston, and part of Loscombe; and is a liberty. ...

Acres, 4,078. Rated property, £4, 639. Pop., 1,067. Houses, 229. The property is subdivided. The living is a vicarage, united with the chapelry of West Milton, in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £195.* Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Salisbury. The church was rebuilt in 1866, at a cost of more than £15,000; is in the style of the 14th and 15thcenturies; and consists of nave, aisles, transept, chancel, and porch, with a tower 106 feet high. There is a parochial school.

Powerstock through time

Powerstock 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 Powerstock itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 23rd May 2024

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