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Monkton Wyld, Dorset

Historical Description

Monkton, Wyld, an ecclesiastical parish in Dorsetshire, 4 miles from Axminster station on the L. & S.W.R. Post town, Charmouth. Population, 220. For civil purposes it is considered as one parish with Wotton Fitzhaine. It sends three members to Wotton parish council. Viscount Bridport is lord of the manor. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury; value, £184 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Salisbury. The church is a handsome building of flint in the Pointed style, with a very richly decorated interior; it was enlarged in 1887.

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.

Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Dorset, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.