Melplash  Dorset


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

MELPLASH, a tything in Netherbury parish, and a chapelry partly also in Poorstock parish, Dorset. The tything lies 2¼ miles SSE of Beaminster, and 2¼ NW of Poorstock r. station; and has a post office under Bridport. The chapelry was constituted in 1847. Pop. of the Netherbury portion, 422; of the Poorstock portion, 42. Houses, 89 and 10. The living is a Vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £300.* Patron, the Bishop, of Salisbury. There is also a good parochial school-house.

Additional information about this locality is available for Netherbury

Melplash through time

Melplash 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 Melplash itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 27th September 2020

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