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West Milton, Dorset

Historical Description

Milton, West, a chapelry in Poorstock parish, Dorsetshire, on the river Asker, 1¼ mile W by N of Poorstock station on the G.W.R., and 8¼ miles NE by N of Bridport. Post town, Melplash (R.S.O.) Population, with Poorstock, 698. The living is annexed to the vicarage of Poorstock, in the diocese of Salisbury. The church was built in 1873.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyDorsetshire 
Civil parishPoorstock 
DioceseBristol1542 - 1836
DioceseSalisbury1836 -

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Powerstock and West Milton, 1568-1812 is online.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for West Milton from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Dorset is available to browse.


Online maps of West Milton are available from a number of sites:

DistrictWest Dorset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtDT6
Post TownBridport