Stalbridge  Dorset


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

STALBRIDGE, a small town, a parish, and a sub-district, in Sturminster district, Dorset. The town stands on an affluent of the river Stour, adjacent to the Somerset and Dorset railway, 6 miles E by N of Sherborne; was known, at Domesday, as Staplebridge; contains a beautiful ancient cross, about 30 feet high; and has a post-office‡ under Blandford, a r. ...

station with telegraph, an inn, a partial1y restored ancient church, Independent and Wesleyan chapels, a national school, a fortnightly market on Monday, and fairs on 6 May and 4 Sept. The parish includes three tythings, and comprises 5,681 acres. Real property, £12,179; of which £50 are in quarries. Pop., 1,929. Houses, 411. The manor belonged to Sherborne abbey; passed to the Seymours, the Audleys, the Boyles, and the Walters; and belongs now to the Marquis of Westminster. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £888.* Patron, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.—The sub-district contains six parishes. Acres, 15,678. Pop. 4,422. Houses, 967.

Stalbridge through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 22nd June 2024

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