A Topographical Dictionary of England, Samuel Lewis, London 1831

Dorsetshire

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PARLEY (WEST), a parish in that part of the hundred of CRANBORNE which is in the Shaston (East) division of the county of DORSET, 6 miles (E.S.E.) from Wimborne Minster, containing 204 inhabitants.

The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Dorset, and diocese of Bristol, rated in the king's books at 6. 17. 6. Thomas Deverell, Esq. and others were patrons in 1798. There is a place of worship for Independents. The navigable river Stour flows past the village.

Volume 3, page 510

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