A Topographical Dictionary of England, Samuel Lewis, London 1831


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RYME-INTRINSICA, a parish and liberty in the Sherborne division of the county of DORSET, 6 miles (S.W.) from Sherborne, containing 159 inhabitants.

The living is a discharged rectory, united with the vicarage of Hermitage, in the peculiar jurisdiction of the Dean of Salisbury, rated in the king's books at 6. 5. 8. The church is dedicated to St. Hyppolite.

A market and fair were granted to be held here in the 26th of Edward I., both which have been long disused. Within this liberty there was anciently a royal mansion and park; the site of the former, which was standing in the reign of James I., is still called Court Hill, and commands a fine view over the park, of which the boundary or terrace is yet distinguishable, being called the Keeper's walk. It borders upon Somersetshire, and was termed White Hart Forest, from a white deer, celebrated for its size and beauty, chased in it by Henry III. Buckshead, Bucksland, Buckshaw, Stagford, and several other places in the neighbourhood, derive their names from this deer, which was hunted and slain, contrary to the king's command, by Thomas de Linde and other gentlemen of Dorset, whose lands for this were laid under a pecuniary mulct, paid into the Exchequer by the name of White Hart Silver.

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