A Topographical Dictionary of England, Samuel Lewis, London 1831

Dorsetshire

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EDMONSHAM, a parish in that part of the hundred of CRANBORNE which is in the Shaston (East) division of the county of DORSET, 1 mile (S. by E.) from Cranborne, containing 262 inhabitants.

The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Dorset, and diocese of Bristol, rated in the king's books at 6. 5. The Earl of Shaftesbury was patron in 1826. The church is dedicated to St. Nicholas. There is a chalybeate spring in the parish.

Volume 2, page 116

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