Puncknowle  Dorset


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

PUNCKNOWLE, a village and a parish in Brid port district, Dorset. The village stands 1½ mile from the coast, 5 S of Poorstock r. station, and 5½ S E by E of Brid port; and has a post-office under Brid port. The parish extends to the coast, and comprises 2,040 acres ofland, and 120 of water. ...

Real property, £1, 763. Pop., 502. Houses, 99. The property is much subdivided. The manor, with P. House, belongs to Misses Frome. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £300.* Patrons, Misses Frome. The church is good, and has a tower and spire. There are a Wesleyan chapel and charities £6.

Puncknowle through time

Puncknowle 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 Puncknowle itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 23rd October 2021

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