Pilson  Dorset


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

PILSDON, or Pillesdon, a parish in Beaminster district, Dorset; under Pillesdon Hill, 4½ miles W S W of Beaminster, and 6 S S W of Crewkerne r. station. Post-town, Beaminster, under Brid port. Acres, 648. Real property, with Bettiscombe, £1, 796. Rated property of P. alone, £767. Pop., 86. Houses, 21. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £104. Patron, Mrs. Bowers. The church was mainly rebuilt in 1830.

Pilson through time

Pilson 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 Pilson itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 19th June 2021

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