Alderholt, Dorset Family History Guide

Alderholt is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Dorset, created in 1849 from chapelry in Cranborne Ancient Parish.

Alternative names: Cranborne St James

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1849
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: None

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational

Adjacent Parishes

  • Fordingbridge, Hampshire
  • Harbridge, Hampshire
  • Cranborne with Boveridge
  • Damerham, Wiltshire

Parish History

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

ALDERHOLT, a tything, in the parish and hundred of Cranborne, union of Wimborne and Cranborne, Wimborne division of Dorset; containing 404 inhabitants.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records

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Church Records

Parish registers for Alderholt, 1849-1983 Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Alderholt (Dorsetshire); Dorset Record Office


  • County: Dorset
  • Civil Registration District: Wimborne
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Dorset
  • Diocese: Salisbury
  • Rural Deanery: Pimperne
  • Poor Law Union: Wimborne and Cranborne
  • Hundred: Cranborne
  • Province: Canterbury