Ashmore, Dorset Family History Guide

Ashmore is an Ancient Parish in the county of Dorset.

Alternative names:

Parish church: St Nicholas

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1651
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1732

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

  • Sutton Waldron
  • Iwerne Minster
  • Melbury Abbas
  • Tarrant Gunville
  • Tollard Royal
  • Fontmell Magna
  • Compton Abbas
  • Donhead St Mary with Charlton

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ASHMORE, a parish in Shaftesbury district, Dorset; contiguous to Wilts, 5 miles SE of Shaftesbury, and 7½ N of Blandford r. station. Post Town, Shaftesbury under Salisbury. Acres, 2,335. Real property with Farnham, £3,420. Pop., 254. Houses, 61. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £410. Patron, the Rev. Chisholm. The church is good; and there is a Wesleyan chapel.

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: Shaftsbury
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Dorset
  • Diocese: Salisbury
  • Rural Deanery: Pimperne
  • Poor Law Union: Shaftesbury
  • Hundred: Cranborne
  • Province: Canterbury