|CHEDINGTON, a parish in the hundred
of BEAMINSTER-FORUM and REDHONE, Bridport division of the county of
DORSET, 4 miles (N. by E.) from Beaminster,
containing 164 inhabitants.
The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Dorset, and diocese of Bristol, rated in the king's books at £8. 8. 4., and in the patronage of William Hodges Cox, Esq. The church is dedicated to St. James.
Chedington is an upland and healthful village, with scarcely a level field within the bounds of the parish ; the eminences afford rich views over the counties of Devon, Dorset, Somerset, and Wilts, and partially of the English channel. On a hill are the remains of a Roman encampment; and in the fields below it, the site of a Roman villa. The river Axe separates the parish on the south and south-east from that of Beaminster.
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