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The Stour, Dorset

Historical Description

Stour, The, a river of Somerset, Dorsetshire, and Hants, rising near Stourton on the SE border of Somerset, running southward to Sturminster Newton, and proceeding south-eastward past Blandford and Wimborne Minster, to the Avon at Christchurch. Its length of course is about 55 miles.

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 
DioceseBristol1542 - 1836
DioceseSalisbury1836 -

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.