A Topographical Dictionary of England, Samuel Lewis, London 1831


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STOWER (EAST), a parish in the hundred of REDLANE, Sturminster division of the county of DORSET, 4 miles (W.) from Shaftesbury, containing 476 inhabitants.

The living is a perpetual curacy, annexed to the vicarage of Gillingham, in the archdeaconry of Dorset, and diocese of Bristol. The church is dedicated to St. Mary. Henry Fielding, Esq., the celebrated novelist, resided for some time on his estate in this parish.

Volume 4, page 205

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