A Topographical Dictionary of England, Samuel Lewis, London 1831

Dorsetshire

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HINTON (ST. MARY), a parish in the hundred of STURMINSTER-NEWTON-CASTLE, Sturminster division of the county of DORSET, 8 miles (S. W. by W.) from Shaftesbury, containing 297 inhabitants.

The living is a perpetual curacy with the vicarage of Iwerne-Minster, in the archdeaconry of Dorset, and diocese of Bristol. The church is dedicated to St. Peter. Mary Freke, in 1684, gave 6 per annum for teaching poor children.

Volume 2, page 396

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