Chalbury  Dorset


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

CHALBURY, a parish in Wimborne district, Dorset; near the Roman road from Dorchester, 3 miles NNE of Bailey-Gate r. station, and 5 N by E of WimborneMinster. It includes Didlington tything; and its Post Town is Horton, under Wimborne. Acres, 1,344. Real property, £1,409. Pop., 194. Houses, 41. The property is divided among a few. Part of the land is high; has an ancient entrenchment; and commands a fine view, to the sea. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £168.* Patron, the Earl of Pembroke. The church is tolerable.

Chalbury through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 04th July 2020

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