Caundle-Marsh (St. Peter and St. Paul)

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 rentcharge of £96, and the glebe comprises 35 acres. The church is a neat edifice.

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

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