ARNE, a chapelry in the
parish of the HOLY TRINITY, WAREHAM, hundred
of HASSILOR, BLANDFORD (southern) division of the county of DORSET, 4
miles (E. by N.) from Wareham, containing 134
The living is a perpetual curacy,
in the archdeaconry of Dorset, and diocese of Bristol, and in the
patronage of the Rector of Wareham. The chapel is dedicated to St.
Nicholas. The village stands on the shore of Poole harbour, between Wareham
and Brownsey Island. On the summit of an eminence connected with a bank
of gravel or pebbles, extending north eastward into the harbour, there
is a large barrow, which has been used as a beacon.
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