Allington  Somerset


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

ALLINGTON, a parish in Bridport district, Dorset; on the river Brit, and on the Roman road from Old Sarum to Silchester, adjacent to the Bridport railway, ½ a mile N of Bridport. Post Town, Bridport. Acres, 594. Real property, £5,511. Pop., 1,915. Houses, 376. The property is subdivided. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £103.* Patron, the Rev. H. Fox. The church is good. There was formerly a lepers' hospital, founded in 1553. A fair is held on the first Wednesday in Aug.

Allington through time

Allington 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 Allington itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 16th January 2022

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