Tarrant Crawford is an Ancient Parish in the county of Dorset.

Alternative names: Preston Crawford, Tarrant Crawford with Preston

Parish church: St. Mary

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1597
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1732

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

CRAWFORD, TARRANT (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Blandford, hundred of Badbury, Wimborne division of Dorset, 4 miles (S. E. by E.) from Blandford; containing, with the tything of Preston, 67 inhabitants, and comprising about 1000 acres. The living is a donative; net income, £50; patron and impropriator, J. S. W. S. E. Drax, Esq. Richard Poor, successively Bishop of Chichester, Salisbury, and Durham, founded an abbey of Cistercian nuns, in honour of the blessed Virgin and All Saints, about 1230; at the Dissolution its revenue was estimated at £239. 11. 10.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records

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Census returns for Tarrant-Crawford, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Tarrant-Crawford., 1732-1875 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Tarrant-Crawford (Dorsetshire)

Churchwardens’ accounts, 1637-1861 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Tarrant-Crawford (Dorsetshire)

Parish registers for Tarrant-Crawford, 1597-1940 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Symondsbury (Dorsetshire)

Poorhouses & Poor Law

Overseers of the poor account book, 1764-1836 Author: Tarrant-Crawford (Dorset)


  • County: Dorset
  • Civil Registration District: Blandford
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Dorset
  • Diocese: Salisbury
  • Rural Deanery: Pimperne
  • Poor Law Union: Blandford
  • Hundred: Badbury
  • Province: Canterbury

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