A Topographical Dictionary of England, Samuel Lewis, London 1831


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WOODYATES (WEST), an extra-parochial liberty, in the hundred of WIMBORNE ST. GILES, Shaston (East) division of the county of DORSET, 5 miles (N.N.W.) from Cranborne, containing 9 inhabitants.

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.

Volume 4, page 548

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