Worth Matravers  Dorset


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

WORTH-MATRAVERS, a parish, with seven hamlets, in Wareham district, Dorset; on the coast, 8 miles SSE of Wareham r. station. Post town, Wareham. Acres, 2,645. Real property, £1,919. Pop., 350. Houses, 67. The property is much subdivided. Purbeck-stone and green marble are quarried. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury. Value £150.* Patron, The Rector of Swanage. The church is old. See AlBan's Head (St.).

Worth Matravers through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 01st December 2021

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