Ashmore is an Ancient Parish in the county of Dorset.
Parish church: St Nicholas
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1651
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1732
Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist
- Sutton Waldron
- Iwerne Minster
- Melbury Abbas
- Tarrant Gunville
- Tollard Royal
- Fontmell Magna
- Compton Abbas
- Donhead St Mary with Charlton
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].
A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848
ASHMORE (St. Nicholas), a parish, in the union of Shaftesbury, hundred of Cranborne, Shaston division of Dorset, 5 miles (S. E.) from Shaftesbury; containing 242 inhabitants. It comprises 2342 acres, of which 643 are common or waste; the soil is heavy and flinty, and the ground elevated, rising 720 feet above the level of the sea. The living, which formerly belonged to the abbey of Tewkesbury, is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £7. 19. 9½.; net income, £389; patron, the Rev. C. Chisholme. The glebe consists of about 30 acres. The church, erected in 1433, is a plain edifice of stone and flint.
Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848
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Poorhouses & Poor Law
- 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