Folke (St. Lawrence)

FOLKE (St. Lawrence), a parish, in the union and hundred of Sherborne, Sherborne division of Dorset, 3¼ miles (S. E. by S.) from Sherborne; containing 318 inhabitants. The parish comprises 1722 acres by measurement; there are quarries of limestone and ragstone, the former raised for manure, and the latter for rough building and the roads. The village is neatly built, and of rural aspect; and the surrounding country is pleasingly diversified. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £9. 12. 3½., and in the joint patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Salisbury, and G. T. Jacob, Esq.: the tithes have been commuted for £338, and the glebe comprises 16 acres. The church is a very handsome edifice, in good repair.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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