Froome St. Quintin (St. Mary)

FROOME ST. QUINTIN (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Cerne, hundred of Tollerford, Cerne division of Dorset, 9½ miles (E. by N.) from Beaminster; containing 140 inhabitants. This parish derives its name from its situation on the river Froome, and its distinguishing appellation from its ancient lords, the St. Quintins. It comprises by measurement 982 acres: the village is pleasantly situated, and neatly built, and within it is a spring of excellent water. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £15. 7. 1., and in the patronage of the Crown: the tithes have been commuted for £159. 16. 6., and the glebe comprises 21½ acres. At Caldwell was anciently a chapel, and at Evershot is a chapel of ease.

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

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