A Topographical Dictionary of England, Samuel Lewis, London 1831


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WINTERBOURNE-STEEPLETON, a parish in the hundred of UGGSCOMBE, Dorchester division of the county of DORSET, 4 miles (W. by S.) from Dorchester, containing 161 inhabitants.

The living is a rectory, united with that of Winterbourne-Abbas, in the archdeaconry of Dorset, and diocese of Bristol, rated in the king's books at 10. 4. 7. The church, dedicated to St. Michael in 1401, is situated in the middle of the parish; it is covered with lead, and has a tower surmounted by a stone spire, which, and that at Iwerne-Minster, are the only spires in the county.

Volume 4, page 520

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