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

North Poorton is a parish and village, 2 miles north from Powerstock station, on the Bridport branch of the Great Western railway, 4 south-east from Beaminster and 5 north-east from Bridport, in the Western division of the county, hundred of Beaminster Forum, Beaminster union, Bridport petty sessional division and county court district, rural deanery of Bridport, archdeaconry of Dorset and diocese of Salisbury.