Moreton  Dorset


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

MORETON, a village and a parish in Wareham district, Dorset. The village stands on the river Frome, 1¼ mile N of a station of its own name on the Southampton and Dorchester railway, 7 miles E of Dorchester; and has a post office under Dorchester. The parish comprises 2,311 acres. Real property, £2,032. ...

Pop., 283. Houses, 52. The property all belongs to H. Frampton, Esq.; and Moreton House is Mr. F.'s seat. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £220. * Patron, H. Frampton, Esq. The church is good, and contains a brass and several monuments. The charities a mount to £134, and one of them is shared by two adjacent parishes.

Moreton through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 04th July 2022

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