A Topographical Dictionary of England, Samuel Lewis, London 1831


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CANN (ST. RUMBOLD), a parish in that part of the hundred of SIXPENNY-HANDLEY which is in the Shaston (West) division of the county of DORSET, 1 mile (S.E.) from Shaftesbury, containing 365 inhabitants.

The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Dorset, and diocese of Bristol, rated in the king's books at 9. 2. 1. The Earl of Shaftesbury was patron

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