Stinsford (St. Michael)

STINSFORD (St. Michael), a parish, in the union of Dorchester, hundred of George, Dorchester division of Dorset, 1¼ miles (E. N. E.) from Dorchester; containing 392 inhabitants. The living is a vicarage, valued in the king's books at £12. 17. 1.; patron and impropriator, the Earl of Ilchester. The great tithes have been commuted for £ 115, and the vicarial for £190; there is a glebe-house, and the glebe comprises an acre. In the chancel of the church is a stone recording the death of Wadham Strangeways, at Bridport, whilst opposing the rebellion of the Duke of Monmouth. Here are some remarkable circular sand-pits.

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

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