A Topographical Dictionary of England, Samuel Lewis, London 1831

Dorsetshire

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KINGTON (MAGNA), a parish in the hundred of REDLANE, Sturminster division of the county of DORSET, 6 miles (W.) from Shaftesbury, containing 486 inhabitants.

The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Dorset, and diocese of Bristol, rated in the king's books at 13. 4.7., and in the patronage of the Duke of Portland. The church is dedicated to the Holy Trinity.

Volume 2, page 521

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