Spetisbury  Dorset


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

SPETISBURY, a parish, with a village, in Blandford district, Dorset; on the Somerset and Dorset railway, 3 miles SSE of Blandford. It has a post-office under Blandford, and a r. station. Acres. 2.148. Real property, £3,820. Pop., 688. Houses, 129. The property is divided among a few. An alien priory was founded here in the time of Henry II. ...

by the Earl of Mellent. S. Ring is a small circular camp, probably Saxon. The living is a rectory, united with Charlton-Marshall, in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £517.* Patron, J. S. E. Drax, Esq. The church was rebuilt in 1861. There are chapels for Independents and Primitive Methodists, an endowed school with £100 a year, and a convent.

Spetisbury through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 22nd July 2024

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