A Topographical Dictionary of England, Samuel Lewis, London 1831


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CHALBURY, a parish in the hundred of BADBURY, Shaston (East) division of the county of DORSET, 5 miles (N. by E.) from Wimborne-Minster, containing 135 inhabitants.

The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Dorset, and diocese of Bristol, rated in the king's books at 7. 10. 2. The Earl of Pembroke was patron in 1815. The village is situated on rising ground, commanding a fine view of the Needles and the British channel.

A particular sort of fine sand, used by founders, is obtained here. At Didlington, in this parish, there was anciently a chapel, now a farm-house, near which foundations of houses are often discovered in turning up the ground.

Volume 1, page 368

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