Dorset

Dorset is bounded North by Wiltshire and Somersetshire, East by Hampshire, South by the English Channel, and West by Devonshire; being about 50 miles long, and 27 broad. It has five great divisions, Blandford, Bridport, Dorchester, Shaston, and Sherborne, which are divided into numerous liberties and hundreds. Rivers, — the Stowr, the Frome, and the Ivel. It has 17 market towns. It is in the Province of Canterbury, in the Diocese of Bristol, and in the Western circuit. — Area, 1005 square miles, or 643,200 acres. Population, 175,043.

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

Parishes in Dorset

A

  • Abbotsbury, Dorset
  • Affpuddle, Dorset
  • Alderholt, Dorset
  • Allington, Dorset
  • Almer, Dorset
  • Alton Pancras, Dorset
  • Arne, Dorset
  • Ashmore, Dorset
  • Askerswell, Dorset
  • Athelhampton, Dorset

B

  • Batcombe, Dorset
  • Beaminster, Dorset
  • Beer Hackett, Dorset
  • Belchalwell, Dorset
  • Bere Regis, Dorset
  • Bettiscombe, Dorset
  • Bincombe, Dorset
  • Bishop’s Caundle, Dorset
  • Blandford Forum, Dorset
  • Blandford St Mary, Dorset
  • Bloxworth, Dorset
  • Bothenhampton, Dorset
  • Bourton, Dorset
  • Bradford Abbas, Dorset
  • Bradford Peverell, Dorset
  • Bradpole, Dorset
  • Bridport, Dorset
  • Broadmayne, Dorset
  • Broadway, Dorset
  • Broadwindsor, Dorset
  • Bryanston, Dorset
  • Buckhorn Weston, Dorset
  • Buckland Newton, Dorset
  • Buckland Ripers, Dorset
  • Burleston, Dorset
  • Burstock, Dorset
  • Burton Bradstock, Dorset

C

  • Castleton, Dorset
  • Catherston Leweston, Dorset
  • Cattistock, Dorset
  • Cerne Abbas, Dorset
  • Chalbury, Dorset
  • Chaldon Herring, Dorset
  • Charborough, Dorset
  • Chardstock, Dorset
  • Chardstock All Saints, Dorset
  • Charlton Marshall, Dorset
  • Charminster, Dorset
  • Charmouth, Dorset
  • Chedington, Dorset
  • Cheselbourne, Dorset
  • Chetnole, Dorset
  • Chettle, Dorset
  • Chickerell, Dorset
  • Chideock, Dorset
  • Chilcombe, Dorset
  • Childe Okeford, Dorset
  • Chilfrome, Dorset
  • Church Knowle, Dorset
  • Compton Abbas, Dorset
  • Compton Abbas West, Dorset
  • Compton Valence, Dorset
  • Coombe Keynes, Dorset
  • Corfe Castle, Dorset
  • Corfe Mullen, Dorset
  • Corscombe, Dorset
  • Cranborne with Boveridge, Dorset

D

  • Dewlish, Dorset
  • Dorchester All Saints, Dorset
  • Dorchester Holy Trinity with Frome Whitfield, Dorset
  • Dorchester St Peter, Dorset
  • Durweston, Dorset

E

  • East Chelborough, Dorset
  • East Holme, Dorset
  • East Lulworth, Dorset
  • East Orchard, Dorset
  • East Stoke, Dorset
  • East Stour, Dorset
  • East Woodyates, Dorset
  • Edmondsham, Dorset
  • Evershot, Dorset

F

  • Farnham, Dorset
  • Fifehead Magdalen, Dorset
  • Fifehead Neville, Dorset
  • Fleet, Dorset
  • Folke, Dorset
  • Fontmell Magna, Dorset
  • Fordington, Dorset
  • Frampton, Dorset
  • Frome St Quintin, Dorset
  • Frome Vauchurch, Dorset

G

  • Gillingham, Dorset
  • Godmanstone, Dorset
  • Gorewood, Dorset
  • Great Canford, Dorset
  • Gussage All Saints, Dorset
  • Gussage St Michael, Dorset

H

  • Halstock, Dorset
  • Hammoon, Dorset
  • Hampreston, Dorset
  • Hamworthy, Dorset
  • Handley, Dorset
  • Hanford, Dorset
  • Hawkchurch, Dorset
  • Haydon, Dorset
  • Hazelbury Bryan, Dorset
  • Hermitage, Dorset
  • Hilfield, Dorset
  • Hilton, Dorset
  • Hinton Martel, Dorset
  • Hinton Parva, Dorset
  • Hinton St Mary, Dorset
  • Holnest, Dorset
  • Holwell, Dorset
  • Hooke, Dorset
  • Horton, Dorset

I

  • Ibberton, Dorset
  • Iwerne Courtney, Dorset
  • Iwerne Minster, Dorset
  • Iwerne Stepleton, Dorset

K

  • Kimmeridge, Dorset
  • Kingston, Dorset
  • Kingston Russell, Dorset
  • Kington Magna, Dorset

L

  • Langton Herring, Dorset
  • Langton Long, Dorset
  • Langton Matravers, Dorset
  • Leigh, Dorset
  • Leweston, Dorset
  • Lillington, Dorset
  • Littlebredy, Dorset
  • Litton Cheney, Dorset
  • Loders, Dorset
  • Long Bredy, Dorset
  • Long Burton, Dorset
  • Long Crichel, Dorset
  • Longfleet, Dorset
  • Lydlinch, Dorset
  • Lyme Regis, Dorset
  • Lytchett Matravers, Dorset
  • Lytchett Minster, Dorset

M

  • Maiden Newton, Dorset
  • Manston, Dorset
  • Mapperton, Dorset
  • Mappowder, Dorset
  • Margaret Marsh, Dorset
  • Marnhull, Dorset
  • Marsh Caundle, Dorset
  • Marshwood, Dorset
  • Melbury Abbas, Dorset
  • Melbury Bubb, Dorset
  • Melbury Osmond, Dorset
  • Melbury Sampford, Dorset
  • Melcombe Horsey, Dorset
  • Melcombe Regis, Dorset
  • Melplaish, Dorset
  • Milborne St Andrew, Dorset
  • Milton Abbas, Dorset
  • Minterne Magna, Dorset
  • Monkton Wyld, Dorset
  • Moor Crichel, Dorset
  • Morden, Dorset
  • Moreton, Dorset
  • Mosterton, Dorset
  • Motcombe, Dorset

N

  • Nether Cerne, Dorset
  • Nether Compton, Dorset
  • Netherbury, Dorset
  • North Poorton, Dorset
  • North Wootton, Dorset

O

  • Oborne, Dorset
  • Okeford Fitzpaine, Dorset
  • Osmington, Dorset
  • Over Compton, Dorset
  • Owermoigne, Dorset

P

  • Parkstone St Peter, Dorset
  • Pentridge, Dorset
  • Piddlehinton, Dorset
  • Piddletrenthide, Dorset
  • Pilson, Dorset
  • Pimperne, Dorset
  • Poole St James, Dorset
  • Portesham, Dorset
  • Portland, Dorset
  • Portland St John, Dorset
  • Powerstock with West Milton, Dorset
  • Poxwell, Dorset
  • Preston, Dorset
  • Puddletown, Dorset
  • Pulham, Dorset
  • Puncknowle, Dorset
  • Purse Caundle, Dorset

R

  • Radipole, Dorset
  • Rampisham, Dorset
  • Ryme Instrinseca, Dorset

S

  • Shaftesbury Holy Trinity, Dorset
  • Shaftesbury St James, Dorset
  • Shaftesbury St Peter, Dorset
  • Shaftesbury St Rumbold, Dorset
  • Shapwick, Dorset
  • Sherborne, Dorset
  • Shillingstone, Dorset
  • Shipton George, Dorset
  • Silton, Dorset
  • South Perrot, Dorset
  • Spetisbury, Dorset
  • Stalbridge, Dorset
  • Stanton St Gabriel, Dorset
  • Steeple, Dorset
  • Stinsford, Dorset
  • Stock Gaylard, Dorset
  • Stockwood, Dorset
  • Stoke Abbott, Dorset
  • Stoke Wake, Dorset
  • Stour Provost, Dorset
  • Stourpaine, Dorset
  • Stourton Caundle, Dorset
  • Stratton, Dorset
  • Studland, Dorset
  • Sturminster Marshall, Dorset
  • Sturminster Newton, Dorset
  • Sutton Waldron, Dorset
  • Swanage, Dorset
  • Swyre, Dorset
  • Sydling St Nicholas, Dorset
  • Symondsbury with Eype and Broadoak, Dorset

T

  • Tarrant Crawford, Dorset
  • Tarrant Gunville, Dorset
  • Tarrant Hinton, Dorset
  • Tarrant Keynston, Dorset
  • Tarrant Monkton with Tarrant Launceston, Dorset
  • Tarrant Rawston, Dorset
  • Tarrant Rushton, Dorset
  • Thorncombe, Dorset
  • Thornford, Dorset
  • Tincleton, Dorset
  • Todbere, Dorset
  • Tollard Royal, Dorset
  • Toller Fratrum, Dorset
  • Toller Porcorum, Dorset
  • Tolpuddle, Dorset
  • Turnerspuddle, Dorset
  • Turnworth, Dorset
  • Tyneham, Dorset

U

  • Upcerne, Dorset
  • Upwey, Dorset

W

  • Walditch, Dorset
  • Wambrook, Dorset
  • Wareham, Dorset
  • Warmwell, Dorset
  • Watercombe, Dorset
  • West Chelborough, Dorset
  • West Fordington, Dorset
  • West Knighton, Dorset
  • West Lulworth, Dorset
  • West Orchard, Dorset
  • West Parley, Dorset
  • West Stafford, Dorset
  • West Stour, Dorset
  • West Woodyates, Dorset
  • Weymouth, Dorset
  • Whitchurch Canonicorum, Dorset
  • Whitcombe, Dorset
  • Wimborne Minster, Dorset
  • Wimborne St Giles, Dorset
  • Winfrith Newburgh, Dorset
  • Winterbourne Abbas, Dorset
  • Winterbourne Anderson, Dorset
  • Winterbourne Came, Dorset
  • Winterbourne Clenstone, Dorset
  • Winterbourne Houghton, Dorset
  • Winterbourne Kingston, Dorset
  • Winterbourne Monkton, Dorset
  • Winterbourne St Martin, Dorset
  • Winterbourne Steepleton, Dorset
  • Winterbourne Stickland, Dorset
  • Winterbourne Tomson, Dorset
  • Winterbourne Whitchurch, Dorset
  • Winterbourne Zelstone, Dorset
  • Witchampton, Dorset
  • Woodlands, Dorset
  • Woodsford, Dorset
  • Wool, Dorset
  • Wooland, Dorset
  • Wootton Fitzpaine, Dorset
  • Wootton Glanville, Dorset
  • Worth Matravers, Dorset
  • Wraxall, Dorset
  • Wyke Regis, Dorset
  • Wynford Eagle, Dorset

Y

  • Yetminster, Dorset

 

Header Image:

High Street West, Dorchester, England between 1890 and 1900
High Street West, Dorchester, England between 1890 and 1900

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