A Topographical Dictionary of England, Samuel Lewis, London 1831

Dorsetshire

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CERNE (NETHER), a parish in the hundred of CERNE, TOTCOMBE, and MODBURY, Cerne sub-division of the county of DORSET, 5 miles (N.N.W.) from Dorchester, containing 60 inhabitants.

The living is a perpetual curacy, in the archdeaconry of Dorset, and diocese of Bristol, endowed with 40 per annum private benefaction, and 600 parliamentary grant. F. J. Browne, Esq. was patron in 1824. There is a small endowment for the instruction of children.

Volume 1, page 366

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