A Topographical Dictionary of England, Samuel Lewis, London 1831


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CHILFROOM, a parish in the hundred of TOLLERFORD, Dorchester division of the county of DORSET, 9 miles (N.W. by W.) from Dorchester, containing 106 inhabitants.

The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Dorset, and diocese of Bristol, rated in the king's books at 5. J. I. Lockhart, Esq. was patron in 1824. The church is dedicated to the Holy Trinity. A charity school was founded in 1774, by George Brown, who endowed it with a rent-charge of 21 per annum, for teaching poor children of the parish.

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