Askerswell, Dorset Family History Guide

Askerswell is an Ancient Parish in the county of Dorset.

Alternative names:

Parish church: St. Michael

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].

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

ASKERSWELL (St. Michael), a parish, in the union of Bridport, hundred of Eggerton, Bridport division of Dorset, 4 miles (E.) from Bridport; containing 233 inhabitants. It contains about 1200 acres; the soil is chalky, and the surface hilly. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £9. 2. 6.; net income, £160; patron, the Rev. James Cox. The glebe contains 23 acres, with a house.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records

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Cemeteries

Monumental inscriptions, parish church of St. Michael and All Angels, Askerswell, Dorset Author: Faulkner, Pat; Faulkner, Harold; Somerset and Dorset Family History Society. West Dorset Group

Census

Census returns for Askerswell, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop's transcripts for Askerswell, 1731-1879 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Askerswell (Dorsetshire)

Churchwardens' accounts, 1718-1794 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Askerswell (Dorsetshire)

Marriages at Askerswell, 1560-1812 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Askerswell (Dorsetshire)

Parish registers for Askerswell, 1558-1999 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Askerswell (Dorsetshire); Dorset Record Office

Land and property

Poor law records, 1717-1848 Author: Askerswell (Dorset)

Poorhouses & Poor Law

Poor law records, 1717-1848 Author: Askerswell (Dorset)

Schhols

School records for Askerswell, 1884-1950 Author: Askerwell Church of England School (Askerwell, Dorsetshire); Dorset Record Office

Taxation

Poor law records, 1717-1848 Author: Askerswell (Dorset)

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

Administration

  • 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