Askerswell is an Ancient Parish in the county of Dorset.
Parish church: St. Michael
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1560
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1731
- Litton Cheney
- Compton Abbas West
- Shipton George
- Powerstock with West Milton
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
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- 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