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].

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

Parish Records

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Census

Census returns for Ashmore, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop's transcripts for Ashmore, 1732-1879 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Ashmore (Dorsetshire)

Parish registers for Ashmore, 1651-1999 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Ashmore (Dorsetshire); Dorset Record Office

Ashmore, Co. Dorset : a history of the parish with index to the registers 1651 to 1820 Author: Watson, E. W.

Parish printout of Ashmore, Dorset, England, christenings, 1653-1820

History

Ashmore, Co. Dorset : a history of the parish with index to the registers 1651 to 1820 Author: Watson, E. W.

Poorhouses & Poor Law

Parish chest, poor law and school records for Ashmore, 1786-1986 Author: Ashmore (Dorsetshire); Church of England. Parish Church of Ashmore (Dorsetshire); Dorset Record Office

Poor law records, 1786-1848 Author: Ashmore (Dorset)

Schools

Parish chest, poor law and school records for Ashmore, 1786-1986 Author: Ashmore (Dorsetshire); Church of England. Parish Church of Ashmore (Dorsetshire); Dorset Record Office

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

Administration

  • 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