Cattistock is an Ancient Parish in the county of Dorset.

Alternative names: Cattistocke

Parish church: St. Peter and St. Paul

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1558
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1731

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Evershot
  • Frome St Quintin
  • Maiden Newton
  • Rampisham
  • Wraxall
  • Chilfrome
  • Frome Vauchurch
  • Sydling St Nicholas

Parish History

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

CATTISTOCKE (St. Peter and St. Paul), a parish, in the union of Cerne, hundred of Cerne, Totcombe, and Modbury, Cerne division of Dorset, 9 miles (N. W.) from Dorchester; containing 549 inhabitants. It is situated on the road from Dorchester to Yeovil, and comprises 2938a. 1r. 6p. The living is a rectory, valued in the king’s books at £13. 13. 9., and in the patronage of Mrs. Still: the tithes have been commuted for £510, and there is a glebe-house, with about 28 acres of land. On a hill in the eastern part of the parish is an ancient circular fortification of about four acres, called the Castle, surrounded by a double rampart, with entrances at the north-east and west: towards the middle of the area the ground rises into a long barrow; and near the north entrance is a round tumulus, the top of which consists of flint stones.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records

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Census returns for Cattistock, 1841-1891

Church history

Cattistock Church briefs Author: Dawe, P. N.

Church Records

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

Churchwardens’ accounts, 1819-1868 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Cattistock (Dorsetshire)

Marriages at Cattistock, 1558-1812 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Cattistock (Dorsetshire)

The parish register of Cattistock, Co. Dorset, (Vol. 1), 1558-1711 Author: Bartelot, R. Grosvenor (Richard Grosvenor)

Parish registers for Cattistock, 1558-1977 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Cattistock (Dorsetshire)

A registry of births, deaths, and marriages, May 2, 1839 Author: Gleal, John

Parish printout of Cattistock, Dorset, England : 1558-1883


  • County: Dorset
  • Civil Registration District: Dorchester
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Dorset
  • Diocese: Salisbury
  • Rural Deanery: Bridport
  • Poor Law Union: Cerne
  • Hundred: Cerne, Totcombe and Modbury
  • Province: Canterbury

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