|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.
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