Parkstone  Dorset


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

PARKSTONE, a village, a tything, and a chapelry in Canford-Magna parish, Dorset. The village stands at the N E extremity of Poole harbour, 1½ mile W of the boundary with Hants, and 2 E N E of Poole r. station; and has a post-office under Poole. The tything comprises 2, 433 acres of land, and 1,080 of water. ...

Real property, £3, 902. Pop. in 1851, 899; in 1861, 1, 134. Houses, 220. The increase of pop. arose from the establishment of two potteries and an iron-foundry. Park-stone Lodge occupies a charming site on a hill, and is the seat of J. Touchet, Esq. The chapelry is conterminate with the tything. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £150.* Patron, the Rev. John Parr.

Parkstone through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 27th May 2024

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