Encombe  Dorset


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

ENCOMBE, the seat of the Earl of Eldon, in Dorset; on the coast, 2 miles SW of Corfe-Castle. It belonged formerly to the Pitts and the Cullifords; and it now gives the title of Viscount to the Earl of Eldon. A mushroom, weighing 8 lbs., and measuring 15 inches in length and 8 in depth, was found on the grounds in 1753.

Additional information about this locality is available for Corfe Castle

Encombe through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 20th May 2022

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