A Topographical Dictionary of England, Samuel Lewis, London 1831

Dorsetshire

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CRAWFORD-TARRANT, a parish in the hundred of BADBURY, Shaston (East) division of the county of DORSET, 3 miles (S. E. by E.) from Blandford-Forum, containing, with Preston, 76 inhabitants.

The living is a perpetual curacy, in the archdeaconry of Dorset, and diocese of Bristol, and in the patronage of E. B. Portman, Esq. The church is dedicated to St. Mary.

Richard Poor, successively Bishop of Chichester, Salisbury, and Durham, founded, about 1230, an abbey of Cistercian nuns, in honour of the Blessed Virgin and All Saints; at the dissolution, its revenue was estimated at 239. 11. 10.

Volume 1, page 506

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