Shapwick  Dorset


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

SHAPWICK, a parish, with a village, in Wimborne district, Dorset; on the river Stour, 2¼ miles S E of Spetisbury r. station, and 4½ S S E of Blandford. It has a post-office under Bland ford. Acres, 3, 670. Real property, £4, 256. Pop., 446. Houses, 89. The manor belongs to E. G. Banks, Esq. A Carthusian priory, a cell to Sheen in Surrey, was founded here in 1414. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £379.* Patron, E. G. Banks, Esq. The church is ancient. There is a national school.

Shapwick through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 21st July 2024

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