|STOKE-ABBAS, a parish in the
hundred of BEAMINSTER-FORUM and REDHONE, Bridport division of the county
of DORSET, 2 miles (W. by S.) from Beaminster,
containing 615 inhabitants.
The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Dorset, and diocese of Bristol, rated in the king's books at £9. 15., and in the patronage of the Warden and Fellows of New College, Oxford. The church is dedicated to St. Mary.
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