Affpuddle is an Ancient Parish in the county of Dorset.
Other places in the parish include: Bryants Puddle, Bryantspuddle, Pallington, and Briantspuddle.
Alternative names: Aff Puddle, Affpiddle
Parish church: St Laurence
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1728
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1734
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
AFF-PUDDLE, a parish in Wareham district, Dorset; on the river Piddle, 4 miles N of Moreton r. station and 8 ENE of Dorchester. It contains the hamlet of Pallington and the tything of Bryants-Puddle. Post Town, Piddletown under Dorchester. Acres, 3,818. Real pro perty, £2,928. Pop., 455. Houses, 97. The manor belonged anciently to Cerne Abbey. The property is divided. The living is a vicarage, annexed to the rectory of Turners-Puddle, in the diocese of Salisbury. The church is ancient but good. Charities, £5.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848
AFF PIDDLE or PUDDLE, a parish, in the union of Wareham and Purbeck, hundred of Hundred's Barrow, Wareham division of Dorset, 9 miles (E. by N.) from Dorchester; containing, with Bryant's-Puddle tything, and the hamlet of Pallington, 507 inhabitants. The parish comprises 3541 acres, whereof 1130 are common or waste. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king's books at £8. 14. 9.; patron and impropriator, J. Frampton, Esq. The great tithes have been commuted for £354, and the vicarial for £46. 10.; the glebe consists of 1½ acre. The pulpit in the church bears date 1540, and is beautifully ornamented with carvings.
Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848
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- County: Dorset
- Civil Registration District: Wareham
- Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Dorset
- Diocese: Salisbury
- Rural Deanery: Whitchurch
- Poor Law Union: Wareham and Purbeck
- Hundred: Hundredsbarrow
- Province: Canterbury