PARLEY, WEST, a parish, in the union of Wimborne and Cranborne, hundred of Cranborne, Wimborne division of Dorset, 6¾ miles (E. S. E.) from Wimborne; containing 254 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £6. 17. 6., and in the gift of Mrs. Mary Buller: the incumbent's tithes have been commuted for £250, and £44 are paid to the rector of Lydlinch; the glebe contains 20 acres. There is a place of worship for Independents.