Chilcombe  Dorset


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

CHILCOMBE, a parish in Bridport district, Dorset; near the coast, 4½ miles ESE of Bridport town and r. station. Post town, Askerswell, under Bridport. Acres, 465. Real property, £700. Pop., 24. Houses, 5. Chilcombe Hill rises steeply; commands an extensive view; and is crowned by a Saxon camp, , 333 feet long, and 672 feet wide, with two or three small barrows in the middle, and a single low rampart and shallow ditch around. ...

The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £100. Patron, the Dowager Countess Nelson. There was anciently a preceptory of Knights Hospitallers.

Chilcombe through time

Chilcombe 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 Chilcombe itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 23rd October 2021

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