Marshwood  Dorset


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

MARSHWOOD, a village and a parish in Beaminster district, Dorset. The village stands on the river Char, 5 miles SW of Beaminster, and 5 NW by N of Bridport r. station; and was anciently the head of a barony. The parish comprises 3,396 acreS; and its post-towu is Thorncombe, under Chard. Rated property, £3,074. ...

Pop., 473 Houses, 102. The property is much subdivided. The Char's valley here bears the name of tlhe Vale of Marshwood; and is a very rough country, with cold stiff clay of the lias formation; but is noted for the large size of its oaks. There are two ancient camps. The living is a p. curacy, annexed to the vicarage of Whitchurch-Canonicornm, in the diocese of Salisbury. The church is modern; and there is a village school.

Marshwood through time

Marshwood 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 Marshwood itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 21st June 2021

Not where you were looking for?

Click here for more detailed advice on finding places within A Vision of Britain through Time , and maybe some references to other places called " Marshwood ".