A Topographical Dictionary of England, Samuel Lewis, London 1831


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ADMISTON or ATHELHAMPTON, a parish in the hundred of PIDDLETOWN, Dorchester division of the county of DORSET, 6 miles (E.N.E.) from Dorchester, containing 79 inhabitants.

The living is a rectory with Burlestone, in the archdeaconry of Dorset, and diocese of Bristol, rated in the king's books at 2. The Hon. W. P. Wellesley was patron in 1818. This place is said to have been, at one period, the principal residence of the kings of Wessex.

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