A Topographical Dictionary of England, Samuel Lewis, London 1831

Dorsetshire

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FOLKE, a parish in the hundred of SHERBORNE, Sherborne division of the county of DORSET, 3 miles (S.E. by S.) from Sherborne, containing 269 inhabitants.

The living is a rectory, in the peculiar jurisdiction of the Dean of Salisbury, rated in the king's books at 9. 12. 3. The Rev. W. Chafin and the Dean and Chapter of Salisbury were joint patrons in 1777. The church is dedicated to St. Lawrence

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