A Topographical Dictionary of England, Samuel Lewis, London 1831

Dorsetshire

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BRADFORD-PEVERELL, a parish in the hundred of GEORGE, Dorchester division of the county of DORSET, 3 miles (N.W. by W.) from Dorchester, containing, with Muckleford, 277 inhabitants.

The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Dorset, and diocese of Bristol, rated in the king's books at 11. 2. 11., and in the patronage of the Crown. The church is dedicated to St. Mary. The village is situated on the line of a Roman road; and there are several tumuli in the vicinity, some of which, on being opened, were found to contain urns, burnt bones, and various other relics of the Romans.

Volume 1, page 206

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