A Topographical Dictionary of England, Samuel Lewis, London 1831

Dorsetshire

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WINTERBOURNE-MONKTON, a parish in the hundred of CULLIFORD-TREE, Dorchester division of the county of DORSET, 2 miles (S.W. by S.) from Dorchester, containing 77 inhabitants.

The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Dorset, and diocese of Bristol, rated in the king's books at 8, and in the patronage of the Earl of Ilchester.

An Alien priory, subordinate to the priory of Wast, or de Vasto, of the order of Clugny, is said to have existed here before the 15th of John.

Volume 4, page 520

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