A Topographical Dictionary of England, Samuel Lewis, London 1831


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PIDDLEHINTON, a parish in the liberty of PIDDLEHINTON, Dorchester division of the county of DORSET, 5 miles (N.N.E.) from Dorchester, containing 853 inhabitants.

The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Dorset, and diocese of Bristol, rated in the king's books at 17. 3. 9., and in the patronage of the Provost and Felloas of Eton College. The church is dedicated to St. Mary. The small river Piddle runs through the parish. A school is supported by annual donations averaging about 16.

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