A Topographical Dictionary of England, Samuel Lewis, London 1831

Dorsetshire

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FARNHAM, a parish partly in the hundred of CHALK, county of WILTS, but chiefly in that part of the hundred of CRANBORNE which is in the Shaston (West) division of the county of DORSET, 8 miles (W. by N.) from Cranborne, containing, with the tything of Farnham-Tollard, 283 inhabitants.

The living is a discharged rectory, in the archdeaconry of Dorset, and diocese of Bristol, rated in the king's books at 7. 10., and in the patronage of the Crown. The church is dedicated to St. Lawrence. There is a fair for cheese on the 21st of August.

Volume 2, page 170

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