Wootton-Fitzpain

WOOTTON-FITZPAIN, a parish, in the union of Bridport, hundred of Whitchurch-Canonicorum, Bridport division of Dorset, 4 miles (N. E. by N.) from Lyme-Regis; containing 432 inhabitants. It comprises by measurement 1679 acres, of which 64 are common or waste; the soil is chalky, and the substratum abounds with flints and gravel, the former being used for building and draining, and the latter for the roads. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £8. 15., and in the patronage of Mrs. Drew: the tithes have been commuted for £250, and there is a glebe-house, with about half an acre of land.

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

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