A Topographical Dictionary of England, Samuel Lewis, London 1831

Dorsetshire

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WYKE-REGIS, a parish in the liberty of WYKE-REGIS and ETWALL, Dorchester division of the county of DORSET, 1 mile (W.S.W.) from Weymouth, containing 914 inhabitants.

The living is a rectory, with the perpetual curacy of Weymouth annexed, in the archdeaconry of Dorset, and diocese of Bristol, rated in the king's books at 19. 7. 1., and in the patronage of the Bishop of Winchester. The church, dedicated to All Saints, is a large and ancient pile, with a lofty embattled tower. It is the mother church of Weymouth, and the usual burial-place of its inhabitants. At Small-mouth, in this parish, is a ferry to the Isle of Portland.

Volume 4, page 586

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