A Topographical Dictionary of England, Samuel Lewis, London 1831

Dorsetshire

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POORTON (NORTH), a parish in the hundred of BEAMINSTER-FORUM and REDHONE, Bridport division of the county of DORSET, 5 miles (S.E.) from Beaminster, containing 89 inhabitants.

The living is a discharged rectory, in the archdeaconry of Dorest, and diocese of Bristol, rated in the king's books at 5. 11. 5. T. Banger, Esq. was patron in 1820. The church is dedicated to St. Mary.

Volume 3, page 554

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