Chetnole is a chapelry of Yetminster Ancient Parish in Dorset.

Alternative names: Yetminster St Peter

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1847
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: None

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

CHETNOLE, a chapelry, in the parish and hundred of Yetminster, union of Sherborne, Sherborne division of Dorset, 7 miles (S. W. by S.) from Sherborne; containing 222 inhabitants. The chapel is dedicated to St. Peter. A school is supported by endowment.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records

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Census returns for Chetnole, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Yetminster, 1579-1880 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Yetminster (Dorsetshire)

Parish registers for Chetnole, 1827-1993 Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Chetnole (Dorsetshire); Dorset Record Office

Parish registers for Yetminster, 1677-1992 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Yetminster (Dorsetshire); Dorset Record Office

Probate records

Index to wills, 1615-1799 ; Original wills, 1654-1799 Author: Church of England. Prebendal Court (Yetminster and Grimston)

Probate inventories & Manorial excepts of Chetnole, Leigh and Yetminster Author: Machin, R.


  • County: Dorset
  • Civil Registration District: Sherborne
  • Probate Court: Court of the Peculiar of the Prebend of Yetminster and Grimston
  • Diocese: Salisbury
  • Rural Deanery: Pre-1847 – None, Post-1846 – Shaftesbury
  • Poor Law Union: Sherborne
  • Hundred: Yetminster
  • Province: Canterbury

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