Charborough  Dorset


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

CHARBOROUGH, a hamlet in Morden parish, Dorset; on an affluent of the river Stour, 6 miles W of Wimborne-Minster. It was formerly a separate parish; and it still ranks as a rectory, in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, not reported. Patron, Mrs. Drax. Charborough House, formerly the seat of the Erles, now the seat of the Draxes, has on the ceiling of the staircase a painting of the Judgment of Paris by Thornhill; and the park contains a small building in which the revolution of 1688 was concerted, and a conspicuous obelisk.

Charborough through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 01st December 2023

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