Yetminster  Dorset


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

YETMINSTER, a village, a parish, a sub-district, and a hundred, in Dorset. The village stands on the Dorchester and Yeovil railway, 4¾ miles SSE of Yeovil; was once a market-town; and now has a post-office under Sherborne, a r. station, and fairs on 23 Apriland 1 Oct. The parish includes Leigh and Chetnole chapelries, and comprises 4,321 acres. ...

Real property, £8,646. Pop. in 1851, 1,333; in 1861, 1,430. Houses, 294. The property is much subdivided. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £400.* Patron, the Bishop of S. The church is old. A chapel of ease is in Chetnole: and the vicarage of Leigh is a separate benefice. There are two national schools, and charities £121.—The sub-district contains 14 parishes and an extra-parochial tract, and is in Sherborne district. Acres, 20,715. Pop., 4,298. Houses, 904.-The hundred contains 7 parishes, and is in Cerne and Sherborne divisions. Acres, 2,336 and 6,767. Pop. in 1851, 384 and 1,769. Houses, 71 and 361.

Yetminster through time

Yetminster 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 Yetminster itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 16th June 2024

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