Pimperne  Dorset


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

PIMPERNE, a parish and a hundred in Dorset. The parish lies 2¼ miles N E by N of Blandford r. station, has a post-office under Bland ford, and is in Blandford district. Acres, 4, 510. Real property, £7, 878. Pop., 495. Houses, 104. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to Lord Portman. ...

A mazecovering an acre was here, and was destroyed in 1730. The N tract is occupied by Pimperne down. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £487.* Patron, Lord Portman. The church is partly Norman and all good; and contains an old font and a brass of1688. There are a Wesleyan chapel and a free school. Christopher Pitt, the translator of the Æneid, was rector. The hundred contains seventeen parishes; and ischiefly in Blandford division, but partly in Sturminsterdiv. Acres, 24, 698. Pop. in 1851, 5, 808. Houses, 1, 126.

Pimperne through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 27th January 2022

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