A Topographical Dictionary of England, Samuel Lewis, London 1831


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ORCHARD (WEST), a parish in that part of the hundred of SIXPENNY-HANDLEY which is in the Shaston (West) division of the county of DORSET, 5 miles (S.S.W.) from Shaftesbury, containing 173 inhabitants.

The living is a perpetual curacy, annexed to the vicarage of Fontmell-Magna, in the archdeaconry of Dorset, and diocese of Bristol.

Volume 3, page 452

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