Belchalwell is an Ancient Parish in the county of Dorset.
Other places in the parish include: Fifehead St Quintin and Lower Fifehead.
Alternative names: Bellchalwell
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1842
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1733
Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist.
- Childe Okeford
- Fifehead Neville
- Okeford Fitzpaine
- Hazelbury Bryan
- Sturminster Newton
A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848
BELLCHALWELL, a parish, in the union of Sturminster, hundred of Cranborne, Sturminster division of Dorset, 8 miles (W. N. W.) from Blandford-Forum; containing 225 inhabitants, and comprising 1308 acres, of which 222 are common or waste. The living is a discharged rectory, united in 1776 to the rectory of Fifehead-Neville, and valued in the king’s books at £7. 15. The tithes have been commuted for £260, and there are 3 acres of glebe.
Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848
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Parish registers for Bellchalwell, 1697-1998 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Bellchalwell (Dorsetshire); Church of England. Parish Church of Fifehead-Neville (Dorsetshire); Church of England. Parish Church of Blandford-St. Mary (Dorsetshire); Cuttridge, Roger; Dorset Record Office
- County: Dorset
- Civil Registration District: Sturminster
- Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Dorset
- Diocese: Salisbury
- Rural Deanery: Shaftesbury
- Poor Law Union: Sturminster
- Hundred: Cranborne
- Province: Canterbury