Askerswell, Dorset Family History Guide

Askerswell is an Ancient Parish in the county of Dorset.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1560
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1731

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Litton Cheney
  • Loders
  • Compton Abbas West
  • Shipton George
  • Powerstock with West Milton
  • Chilcombe

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ASKERSWELL, a parish in Bridport district, Dorset; on an affluent of the river Brid, 5 miles E of Bridport r. station. It has a post office under Bridport. Acres, 1,161. Real property, with Loders, Up-Loders, and Mattravers, £7,127. Pop., 223. Houses, 48. The surface is a pleasant valley surrounded by hills. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £160. Patron, Mrs. H. T. Bower. The church was built in 1858, but has a tower which belonged to a previous edifice. Charities, £6.

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: Bridport
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Dorset
  • Diocese: Salisbury
  • Rural Deanery: Bridport
  • Poor Law Union: Bridport
  • Hundred: Eggerton
  • Province: Canterbury