Bradpole, Dorset Family History Guide

Bradpole is an Ancient Parish in the county of Dorset.

Alternative names:

Parish church: Holy Trinity

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1695
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1731

Nonconformists include: Baptist and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Allington
  • Walditch
  • Bridport
  • Bothenhampton
  • Loders
  • Melplaish

Parish History

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

BRADPOLE (Holy Trinity), a parish, in the union of Bridport, hundred of Beaminster-Forum and Redhone, Bridport division of Dorset, 1 mile (N. N. E.) from Bridport; containing 1357 inhabitants. It comprises 998a. 2r. 16p., of which 566 acres are arable, 182 meadow, 100 pasture, and 18 woodland. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king’s books at £8. 13. 1½., and in the patronage of the Crown; net income, £199. A new church was consecrated in August 1846, containing 400 sittings, mostly free. The inhabitants formerly interred their dead at Bridport; but by a composition made in 1527, they were allowed to inter in their own churchyard, on paying annually a small acknowledgment to the rector of Bridport.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records

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Census

Census returns for Bradpole, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Bradpole, 1731-1878 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Bradpole (Dorsetshire)

Marriages at Bradpole, 1693-1812 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Bradpole (Dorsetshire)

Parish register transcripts, 1695-1849 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Bradpole (Dorsetshire)

Parish registers for Bradpole, 1695-1996 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Bradpole (Dorsetshire); Dorset Record Office

History

Seymours in Bradpole Author: Seymour, John

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:
  • Province: Canterbury