Arne, Dorset Family History Guide

Arne is a chapelry of Wareham Ecclesiastical Parish in Dorset.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1762
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1731

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

  • Corfe Castle
  • Hamworthy
  • Wareham

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ARNE, a parish in Wareham district, Dorset; on the W side of Poole harbour, 4 miles E of Wareham r. station. Post Town, Wareham. Acres, 4,196; of which 1,580 are water. Real property, with Earlsmead and Haymoor, £524. Pop., 139. Houses, 30. The living is a p. curacy, annexed to the rectory of Wareham, in the diocese of Salisbury.

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: Hasilor
  • Province: Canterbury