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ASKERSWELL (ST. MICHAEL), a parish, in the union of BRIDPORT, hundred of EGGERTON, Bridport division of DORSET, 4 miles (E.) from Bridport; containing 233 inhabi tants. It contains about 1200 acres; the soil is chalky, and the surface hilly. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £9. 2. 6.; net income, £160; patron, the Rev. James Cox. The glebe contains 23 acres, with a house.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, 1848. Transcribed by Nigel Batty-Smith ©2014

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