A Topographical Dictionary of England, Samuel Lewis, London 1831


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SHILLINGSTONE, or SHILLING-OKEFORD, a parish in the hundred of CRANBORNE, in a detached portion of the Shaston (West) division of the county of DORSET, 5 miles (N.W.) from Blandford-Forum, containing 430 inhabitants.

The living is a rectory in medieties, in the archdeaconry of Dorset, and diocese of Bristol, the first mediety rated in the king's books at 7. 9. 9., and the second at 6. 16. 5., and in the patronage of J. Thompson, Esq. The church, dedicated to the Holy Rood, has an embattled tower, crowned with pinnacles: it contains a small altar-tomb, erected, it is said, to the memory of the founder. The parish is bounded on the north by the river Stour.

Volume 4, page 61

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