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Horton, Dorset, England

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Horton, Dorset, England

946First mention of Horton
970A Benedictine Abbey was founded at Horton
1548Horton Manor sold by the Filiol family to the Uvedale family
1685Local legend tells that James, Duke of Monmouth was captured at Horton, having been betrayed by a local woman who subsequently hanged herself
1720The Tower of St Wolfrida's fell down and ruined the Church which had to be rebuilt
1750Horton Tower built by Humphrey Sturt
1765Humphrey Sturt inherited the Crichel Estate and abandoned his ambitious plans for Horton
1861Population 431

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