A Topographical Dictionary of England, Samuel Lewis, London 1831


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BUCKLAND-NEWTON, a parish in the hundred of BUCKLAND-NEWTON, Cerne sub-division of the county of DORSET, comprising the tythings of Brockhampton with Knowle, Buckland-Newton, Duntish, Mintern-Parva, and Plush, and containing 843 inhabitants, of which number, 275 are in the tything of Buckland-Newton, 10 miles (N.) from Dorchester.

The living is a vicarage, in the archdeaconry of Dorset, and diocese of Bristol, rated in the king's books at 16. 19. 9., and in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Wells. The church, dedicated to the Holy Rood, has lately received an addition of one hundred and twenty sittings, the Incorporated Society for the enlargement of churches and chapels having granted 50 for that purpose.

Volume 1, page 269

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