A Topographical Dictionary of England, Samuel Lewis, London 1831


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This well-known dictionary published by Samuel Lewis in 1831 contains over 30,000 historical and statistical descriptions of the counties, cities, townships, and parishes of England as well as the Islands of Guernsey, Jersey and Man. This extract contains all those entries whish relate to Dorset as it was constituted at the time

Arranged alphabetically by place (village, parish, town, etc.), it provides a faithful description of all Dorset localities as they existed at the time of publication (1831), showing exactly where a particular civil parish was located in relation to the nearest town or towns, the barony, county, and province in which it was situated, its principal landowners, the diocese in which it was situated.

Also included with this extract is index of all the people mentioned arranged alphabetically by last name with links to the locations where they are mentioned.

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