Kingston-Russell

KINGSTON-RUSSELL, an extra-parochial liberty, in the union of Dorchester, hundred of Uggscombe, Dorchester division of Dorset, 7¾ miles (E. by N.) from the town of Dorchester; containing 85 inhabitants. This place, which in ancient records is stated to have been in the parish of Whitchurch-Canonicorum, had formerly a weekly market, and a fair on the eve, day, and morrow of St. Matthew. Here was also a free chapel, dedicated to St. James. The impropriate tithes have been commuted for £151.

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

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