A Topographical Dictionary of England, Samuel Lewis, London 1831

Dorsetshire

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CRITCHELL (MOORE), a parish in the hundred of BADBURY, Shaston (East) division of the county of DORSET, 6 miles (S.W. by W.) from Cranborne, containing 267 inhabitants.

The living is a rectory, united in 1774 to the rectory of Long Critchell, in the archdeaconry of Dorset, and diocese of Bristol, rated in the king's books at 10. 9. 7. The church, dedicated to All Saints, is a small ancient fabric, having at the west end an embattled tower, with a porch of modern erection: it had a chantry well endowed with certain messuages and land, one hundred sheep, and twelve hogs, by John de Bridport, in the 2nd of Edward III., for a chaplain to pray daily for his soul.

Volume 1, page 512

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