Dewlish  Dorset


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

DEWLISH, a parish, which is also a liberty, in Dorchester district, Dorset; on an affluent of the river Piddle, near a Roman way, 7 miles NNW of Moreton r. station, and 8 NE of Dorchester. It has a post office under Dorchester; and is within 2 miles of Milborne-St. Andrew, which has a post office under Blandford. ...

Acres, 2, 090. Real property, £2, 466. Pop., 458. Houses, 88. The property is divided among a few. Dewlish House is the seat of General Michel. A Roman pavement was found in the parish in 1740; and Roman coins and other relics have been found in a neighbouring double-ditched camp of 7 acres. The living is a vicarage, annexed to the vicarage of Milborne-St. Andrew, in the diocese of Salisbury. The church is good; and there are a Wesleyan chapel, and charities £5.

Dewlish through time

Dewlish 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 Dewlish itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 17th September 2021

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