Poxwell  Dorset


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

POXWELL, or Pokeswell, a parish in Weymouth district, Dorset; near the coast, 4 miles S W of Moreton r. station, and 5¼ N E of Weymouth. Post-town, Osmington, under Weymouth. Acres, 887. Real property, £1, 665. Pop., 82. Houses, 14. The manor belongs to J. T. Trenchard, Esq. Remains exist of a Druidical double hut-circle, the inner ring about 12 feetin diameter. The living is a rectory, annexed to the rectory of Warmwell, in the diocese of Salisbury. The church is curious and good.

Poxwell through time

Poxwell 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 Poxwell itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 14th June 2021

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