Stoke Abbott  Dorset


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

STOKE-ABBAS, or S.-Abbot, a parish, with a village, in Beaminster district, Dorset; 5 miles N of Bridport r. station. It has a post-office under Bridport. Acres, 2,303. Real property, £4,526. Pop. in 1851, 826; in 1861, 703,-of whom 96 were in the Beaminster workhouse. Houses, 137. The property is much sub-divided. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £420.* Patron, New College, Oxford. There are a dissenting chapel and a national school.

Stoke Abbott through time

Stoke Abbott 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 Stoke Abbott itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 09th May 2021

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