A Topographical Dictionary of England, Samuel Lewis, London 1831


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HERMITAGE, a parish and a detached portion of the liberty of FORDINGTON, situated between the divisions of Cerne and Sherborne, in the Dorchester division of the county of DORSET, 7 miles (S. by E.) from Sherborne, containing 143 inhabitants.

The living is a vicarage not in charge, with the rectory of Ryme-Intrinsica, in the peculiar jurisdiction of the Dean of Sarum, and in the patronage of the Crown. The church is dedicated to St. Mary.

Volume 2, page 373

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