Castleton is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Dorset, created in 1716 from chapelry in Oborne Ancient Parish.

Alternative names:

Parish church: St. Mary Magdalene

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1715
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1600

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Sherborne

Parish History

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

CASTLETON (St. Mary Magdalene), a parish, in the union and hundred of Sherborne, Sherborne division of the county of Dorset, 1 mile (E. N. E.) from Sherborne; containing 113 inhabitants. It comprises 50 acres, chiefly pasture, and lies contiguous to the park and residence of Earl Digby, lord lieutenant of the county. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £81; patron, Earl Digby.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records

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Census

Census returns for Castleton, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Castleton, 1600-1879 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Castleton (Dorsetshire)

Bishop’s transcripts for Oborne., 1579-1876 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Oborne (Dorsetshire)

Churchwardens’ accounts, 1743-1880 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Castleton (Dorsetshire)

Parish registers for Castleton, 1715-1992 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Castleton (Dorsetshire); Dorset Record Office

Occupations

Poor law records, 1706-1863 Author: Castleton (Dorset)

Poorhouses & Poor Law

Poor law records, 1706-1863 Author: Castleton (Dorset)

Public records

Poor law records, 1706-1863 Author: Castleton (Dorset)

Administration

  • County: Dorset
  • Civil Registration District: Sherborne
  • Probate Court: Court of the Peculiar of the Dean of Salisbury
  • Diocese: Salisbury
  • Rural Deanery: Shaftesbury
  • Poor Law Union: Sherborne
  • Hundred: Sherborne
  • Province: Canterbury

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