A Topographical Dictionary of England, Samuel Lewis, London 1831

Dorsetshire

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OKEFORD (CHILD), a parish in the hundred of REDLANE, Sturminster division of the county of DORSET, 6 miles (N.W. by N.) from Blandford-Forum, containing 694 inhabitants.

The living consists of two rectories, Superior and Inferior, in the archdeaconry of Dorset, and diocese of Bristol, the former rated in the king's books at 6. 13. 4., and the latter at 7, and in the patronage of the Rev. Charles Edward North. The church is dedicated to St. Nicholas.

The navigable river Stour runs through the parish. On Hameldon Hill are traces of an extensive intrenchment, in which Roman coins have been found.

Volume 3, page 448

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