A Topographical Dictionary of England, Samuel Lewis, London 1831

Dorsetshire

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FROOME-VAUCHURCH, a parish in the hundred of TOLLERFORD, Dorchester division of the county of DORSET, 7 miles (N.W. by W.) from Dorchester, containing 105 inhabitants.

The living is a rectory, united in 1772 to that of Batcombe, in the archdeaconry of Dorset, and diocese of Bristol, rated in the king's books at 7. 11. 0., and in the joint patronage of the Dowager Countess of Sandwich and the Marquis of Cleveland.

George Browne, in 1774, gave a rent-charge of 21 per annum, for teaching children.

Volume 2, page 207

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