A Topographical Dictionary of England, Samuel Lewis, London 1831

Dorsetshire

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MOTCOMB, a parish in the liberty of GILLINGHAM, Shaston (West) division of the county of DORSET, 1 mile (N.N.W.) from Shaftesbury, containing 1184 inhabitants.

The living is a perpetual curacy, annexed to the vicarage of Gillingham, in the jurisdiction of the royal peculiar court of the manor of Gillingham. The church is an ancient structure. There is a place of worship for Wesleyan Methodists.

Volume 3, page 331

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