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The Blackwater, Dorset

Historical Description

Blackwater, The, a river of Dorset and Hants. It rises near Cranborne in Dorset, and runs 15 miles south-south-eastward to the Stour, a little above Christchurch, in Hants.

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

Administration

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

Ancient CountyDorsetshire 
DioceseSalisbury 

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


Land and Property

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


Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the Dorset County Chronicle and the Sherborne Mercury online.