Hinton Parva, or Stanbridge (St. Kenelm)

HINTON PARVA, or Stanbridge (St. Kenelm), a parish, in the union of Wimborne and Cranborne, hundred of Badbury, Wimborne division of Dorset, 2½ miles (N. by W.) from Wimborne; containing 47 inhabitants. This parish, which is situated on the road from Cranborne to Wimborne, and bounded on the west by the river Allen, comprises 439 acres, whereof 240 are arable, 125 pasture and meadow, 55 woodland, and the remainder waste. The surface is pleasing; the soil is a rich loam, alternated with sand, and the substratum generally chalk. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the king's books at £4. 12. 1., and in the gift of Sir R. P. Glyn, Bart.: the tithes have been commuted for £77, and the glebe comprises 31 acres. The church, an ancient building with a Norman arch separating the chancel from the nave, was formerly a chapel to the church of Wimborne, where the inhabitants bury; it has been almost entirely rebuilt, at the expense of Sir R. Glyn, and has a very beautiful spire, and a fine doorway.

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

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