Synonyms for burstock or Related words with burstock
Examples of "burstock"
is a village and civil parish in west Dorset, England, south of Crewkerne. In the 2011 census the parish had 59 dwellings, 49 households and a population of 120.
Before the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the mid 16th century,
was closely associated with the Cistercian monks at nearby Forde Abbey; at Whetham, in the north of the parish, the abbey developed a mill, and in 1316 the Abbot became Burstock's lord of the manor.
was recorded in the Domesday Book as 'Bureuuinestoch', meaning a farm ('stoc') owned by either 'Burgwine' (a man) or 'Burgwynn' (a woman). It had 12 households, 8 acres of meadow and 3 ploughlands. It was in Whitchurch Canonicorum Hundred, the lord was William Malbank and the tenant-in-chief was Earl Hugh of Chester.
Drimpton is sited on a small tributary of the River Axe which was unnamed until 2005 when, after a vote by villagers, it was officially named the "Little Axe". Neighbouring settlements include Clapton, Seaborough, Blackdown, Kittwhistle, Broadwindsor,
, Greenham and Netherhay, the latter two being small hamlets virtually contiguous with Drimpton. At Greenham there was once a flax mill, part of which still survives as a factory making pet products. The village has two places of worship: the Anglican parish church of St Mary's and the Netherhay Methodist chapel. Three books, chronicling life in the area, have recently been compiled; the project was called 'Village Voices'.
Whetham was the son of Thomas Whetham and his wife Dorothy Hooper. He was baptised at
on 25 November 1604. He was apprenticed in London to Edward Terrill, the baker to the Inner Temple. By 1632 he had completed his apprenticeship and was appointed steward to the court of the Worshipful Company of Bakers. He joined the "Company of the Plough" which had secured a patent from Sir Ferdinando Gorges on land in South-East Maine with the aim of emigrating there but the venture was unsuccessful and he continued his trade in the Company of Whitebakers.
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