Woodsford  Dorset


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

WOODSFORD, a parish in Dorchester district, Dorset: 1½ mile NW by W of Moreton r. station, and 4¾ E of Dorchester. Post town, Dorchester. Acres, 1,742. Real property, £1,596. Pop., 193. Houses, 36. The property belongs to the Earl of Ilchester. Guido de Brient's castle is here, and has been converted into a farmhouse, and partially restored. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £250.* Patron, H. G. Sturt, Esq. The church's chancel was recently rebuilt.

Woodsford through time

Woodsford 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 Woodsford itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 14th June 2021

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