parish in the hundred of LOOSEBARROW, Shaston (East) division of the
county of DORSET, 6¼ miles (S.S.E.) from Blandford-Forum.
The population is returned with Morden.
The living is a
discharged rectory, annexed to the vicarage of Morden, in the
archdeaconry of Dorset, and diocese of Bristol, rated in the king's
books at £7. 3. 6½., and in the patronage of Richard ErIe Drax,
Esq. The church is dedicated to St. Mary, and is now used only
as the burial-place of the Drax family. Over the door of a small arched
building in the grounds of Charborough House, is an inscription, dated
1686, commemorating the meeting of some patriotic individuals, who
concerted the plan of the Revolution in 1688.
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