A Topographical Dictionary of England, Samuel Lewis, London 1831


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LANGTON-MATRAVERS, a parish in the hundred of ROWBARROW, Blandford (South) division of the county of DORSET, 4 miles (S.E.) from Corfe-Castle, containing 628 inhabitants.

The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Dorset, and diocese of Bristol, rated in the king's books at 14. 8. 9. The Rev. John Dampier was patron in 1808. The church, dedicated to St. George, is an ancient building with an embattled tower, and has lately received an addition of three hundred free sittings, the Incorporated Society for the enlargement of churches and chapels having granted 200 towards defraying the expense. It had formerly a chantry for the use of the small priory of St. Leonard at Wilcheswode, which was founded before the time of Edward III. There is a remarkable oblong tumulus within the parish: on the south is the English channel.

Volume 3, page 30

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