Transcript of the description for Broadwindsor from Kelly's Directory of Dorset, 1889

Broadwindsor is a parish and liberty divided into 5 tithings, each having a way-warden, 3 miles north-west from Beaminster, 10 north-east from Axminster, 7 north from Bridport and 6 south from Crewkerne, in the Western division of the county, Beaminster petty sessional division, union and county court district of Bridport, rural deanery of Bridport Beaminster portion, archdeaconry of Dorset and diocese of Salisbury.