A Topographical Dictionary of England, Samuel Lewis, London 1831

Dorsetshire

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CORSCOMBE, a parish in the hundred of BEAMINSTER-FORUM and REDHONE, Bridport division of the county of DORSET, 3 miles (N.E.) from Beaminster, containing 632 inhabitants.

The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Dorset, and diocese of Bristol, rated in the king's books at 21. 3. 4., and in the patronage of the Rev. J. Munden. The church, dedicated to St. Michael, is a neat modern structure, erected about one hundred and fifty years since. The village is situated on the north side of a hill, it commands extensive views over the county of Somerset to the Bristol channel, and the mountains of Wales. The court-house, belonging to John Disney, Esq., lord of the manor, and now occupied as a farm-house, is nearly encompassed by a moat, over which there was formerly a draw-bridge.

Volume 1, page 488

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