Caundle Marsh

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CAUNDLE-MARSH (ST. PETER AND ST. PAUL), a parish, in the union and hundred of SHERBORNE, Sherborne division of DORSET, 3¾ miles (S. E.) from Sherborne, containing 77 inhabitants. This parish, which is situated on the road from Sherborne to Sturminster, comprises 781 acres, of which 40 are common or waste: stone of inferior quality is quarried. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the king's books at £5. 16. 3., and in the gift of Sir H. R. Hoare, Bart.: the tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £96, and the glebe comprises 35 acres. The church is a neat edifice.

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

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