Affpuddle, Dorset Family History Guide

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

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Woodsford
  • Bere Regis
  • Tolpuddle
  • Turnerspuddle
  • Tincleton
  • Moreton

Historical Descriptions

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].


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • 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