A Topographical Dictionary of England, Samuel Lewis, London 1831


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BURLESTON, a parish in the hundred of PIDDLETOWN, Dorchester division of the county of DORSET, 6 miles (E.N.E.) from Dorchester, containing 63 inhabitants.

The living is a rectory, united with that of Admiston, in the archdeaconry of Dorset, and diocese of Bristol, rated in the king's books at 3. 17. 1. The river Piddle passes on the southern side of the village.

Volume 1, page 279

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