Mosterton  Dorset


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

MOSTERTON, a village and a parish in Beaminster district, Dorset. The village stands on the river Axe, 1 mile S of the boundary with Somerset, 2½ SSE of Crewkerne r. station, and 3¼ NW by N of Beaminster; and has a post office under Crewkerne. The parish comprises 958 acres. Real property, with Cheddington and South Perrot, £5,923. ...

Rated property of M. alone, £1,367. Pop., 380. Houses, 82. The property is much subdivided. The manor belongs to T. Hussey, Esq. Mosterton House was the seat of the Hood family; stands directly opposite the church; and was converted into an alehouse. The living is a p. curacy, annexed to the rectory of South Perrot, in the diocese of Salisbury. The church was rebuilt in 1833, and has a tower. The old churchyard contains a tomb of the Hoods.

Mosterton through time

Mosterton 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 Mosterton itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 04th August 2020

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