Dipford, Deanery of Totton

Chanter 225B, 509-510

  1. Population and dissenters: Fourscore we have no Dissenters nor any Meeting House of Dissenters in the Parish.

  2. Public or charity schools: We have no School.

  3. Alms-house, hospital or charitable endowment: We have an Alms-house, no Hospital, or other Charitable endowment We have lands left for The Repair of the Church Under the Direction of Feoffees I do not know neither have heard of any abuses or Frauds committed in the management of 'em.

  4. Residence upon cure: I reside personally upon my Cure, in the Parsonage House, about four months in the year; the rest at Stoke=fleming.

  5. Curate: My Curate (there not being any convenience for him to reside in Dipford) lives in a neighbouring Parish about a mile from the Church Samuel Hart He is duly qualified according to the Canons My allowance is thirty pounds a year and the Perquisites, and when I reside att Dipford which is four months in the year, he resides att Stoke Fleming in the Parsonage House att my expence.

  6. Divine service at other churches: No.

  7. Frequency of divine service: Every Lords Day, with a sermon in the Morning and afternoon.

  8. Frequency of communion: Four Times in the year.

  9. Number of communicants: Upwards of Threescore about three or four and Thirty att Easter last past, about forty three.

  10. Catechising of children: My Curate catechises in the Summer two or three months His Parishioners send their Children and servants, as soon as they have learned their Catechism, to repeat it publickly in The Church.

  11. Chapels or chapels in ruins: Here is no Chapel within the Parish, neither any Chapel in Ruins.

    Dipford R.. Jno Salter, A.M.
    Inst. April. 16. 1739. Presb. Sept. 19. 1714.
    Steph. Exon. [Explanation]

    John Salter.