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West Moors, Dorset

Historical Description

West Moors, a railway station in the E of Dorsetshire, on the L. & S.W.R, 105 miles from London, and 4 NNE of Wimborne Minster.

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.

Civil Registration

West Moors was in Blandford Registration District from 1956 to 1956 and Poole Registration District from 1956 to 1974

Land and Property

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


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

Newspapers and Periodicals

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

DistrictEast Dorset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtBH22
Post TownFerndown