A Topographical Dictionary of England, Samuel Lewis, London 1831

Dorsetshire

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STEEPLETON-PRESTON, formerly a parish, now considered extra-parochial, in the hundred of PIMPERNE, Blandford (North) division of the county of DORSET, 4 miles (N.N.W.) from Blandford-Forum, containing 23 inhabitants.

The living is a discharged rectory, in the archdeaconry of Dorset, and diocese of Bristol, rated in the king's books at 6. 18. 4., endowed with 200 royal bounty. P. Beckford, Esq. was patron in 1810. The church is dedicated to St. Mary.

Volume 4, page 172

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