Wyke-Regis (All Saints)

WYKE-REGIS (All Saints), a parish, in the union of Weymouth, liberty of Wyke-Regis and Elwall, Dorchester division of Dorset, 1¼ mile (W. S. W.) from Weymouth; containing 1911 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, with the chapelry of Weymouth annexed, valued in the king's books at £19. 7. 1., and in the gift of the Bishop of Winchester; the tithes have been commuted for £550, and the glebe comprises 27 acres. The church, a large ancient pile with a lofty embattled tower, is the mother church of Weymouth, and the usual burial-place of its inhabitants. At Smallmouth is a ferry to the Isle of Portland.

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

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