Stour Provost  Dorset


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

STOWER-PROVOST, a parish in Shaftesbury district, Dorset; 3½ miles SSW of Gillingham r. station. Post town, Gillingham, under Bath. Acres, 2,777. Rated property, £4,868. Pop., 889. Houses, 195. The property is divided among a few. A nunnery, or cell to St. Leger de Pratellis in Normandy, was founded here in the time of King John; and was given to King's college, Cambridge. The living is a rectory, united with Todbere, in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £655.* Patron, King's College, Cambridge. The church is good. There is a slightly endowed school.

Stour Provost through time

Stour Provost 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 Stour Provost itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 13th June 2024

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