Woodyates, West

WOODYATES, WEST, an extra-parochial liberty, in the union of Wimborne and Cranborne, hundred of Wimborne St. Giles, Wimborne division of Dorset, 5½ miles (N. N. W.) from Cranborne; containing 14 inhabitants. It comprises 840 acres of land. On the neighbouring downs are numerous barrows, also a vast rampart and fosse, termed Grimesditch, crossed by the Roman road from Dorchester to Old Sarum.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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