A Topographical Dictionary of England, Samuel Lewis, London 1831

Dorsetshire

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PUNCKNOWLE, a parish in the hundred of UGGSCOMBE, Dorchester division of the county of DORSET, 6 miles (S.E. by E.) from Bridport, containing 300 inhabitants.

The living is a rectory, with West Bexington, in the archdeaconry of Dorset, and diocese of Bristol, rated in the king's books at 14. The Rev. Robert Frome was patron in 1825. The church is dedicated to St. Mary. This parish is bounded on the south by the English channel. A school is supported by subscription.

Volume 3, page 574

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