A Topographical Dictionary of England, Samuel Lewis, London 1831

Dorsetshire

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FROOME (ST. QUINTIN), a parish in the hundred of TOLLERFORD, Dorchester division of the county of DORSET, 9 miles (E. by N.) from Beaminster, containing 120 inhabitants.

The living is a rectory with Evershot, in the archdeaconry of Dorset, and diocese of Bristol, rated in the king's books at 15. 7. 1., and in the patronage of the Crown. The church is dedicated to St. Mary. The parish derives its name from its situation on the river Frome, and its prefix from its ancient lords the St. Quintins. At Caldwell, within the parish, there was anciently a chapel.

Volume 2, page 207

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