Chettle  Dorset


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

CHETTLE, a parish in Wimborne district, Dorset; 1½ mile SSW of Farnham, and 6½ NE of Blandford r. station. Post town, Farnham, under Blandford. Acres, 1, 113. Real property, £1, 267. Pop., 177. Houses, 31. Chettle House was built by Vanbrugh; and is the seat of H. Chambers, Esq. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £180.* Patron, H. Chambers, Esq. The church is a flint structure of 1849, with the tower of a previous edifice.

Chettle through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 23rd October 2021

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