A Topographical Dictionary of England, Samuel Lewis, London 1831

Dorsetshire

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DURWESTON, a parish in the hundred of PIMPERNE, Blandford (North) division of the county of DORSET, 3 miles (N.W.) from Blandford-Forum, containing 454 inhabitants.

The living is a consolidated rectory with Bryanston, in the archdeaconry of Dorset, and diocese of Bristol, rated in the king's books at 13. 11. 3., and in the patronage of E. B. Portman, Esq. The church is dedicated to St. Nicholas. Knighton, formerly a distinct parish, has long since been consolidated with Durweston. The river Stour is here navigable, and is crossed by a bridge on the east of the village.

Volume 2, page 99

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