A Topographical Dictionary of England, Samuel Lewis, London 1831


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MORDEN, a parish in the hundred of LOOSEBARROW, Shaston (East) division of the county of DORSET, 6 miles (N.) from Wareham, containing 650 inhabitants.

The living is a vicarage, in the archdeaconry of Dorset, and diocese of Bristol, rated in the king's books at 8. 4. 7., and in the patronage of Richard Erle Drax, Esq. The church is an ancient building, with an embattled tower crowned with pinnacles. Among other sepulchral memorials of the Erle family, there are in the chancel an altar-tomb, and a monument of freestone, having the figure of a man in complete armour, in the attitude of prayer, with three children behind him. There is a place of worship for Wesleyan Methodists.

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