Tyneham  Dorset


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

TYNEHAM, a parish in Wareham district, Dorset; on the coast, 6 miles SW by S of Wareham r. station. Post town, Corfe-Castle, under Wareham. Acres, 2,915; of which 75 are water. Rated property, £1,319. Pop., 272. Houses, 61. The property is divided among four. An alien priory, a cell to Bec abbey in France, stood at Povington; and was given to the Dean and Chapter of Westminster. The living is a rectory, annexed to Steeple. The church was restored and enlarged in 1835.

Tyneham through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 27th January 2022

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