Tarrant Gunville, Dorset Family History Guide

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

Other places in the parish include: Gunville, Stubhampton, Subhampton Granville, and Eastbury.

Alternative names:

Parish church: St. Mary

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1719
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1732

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

TARRANT-GUNVILLE (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Blandford, hundred of Cranborne, Blandford division of Dorset, 5 miles (N. N. E.) from Blandford; containing 518 inhabitants. It is situated about a mile from the great western road, and comprises by computation 3360a. 1r. 30p., of which 1232 acres are arable, 372 meadow and pasture, 911 down and common, 722 coppice wood, and 70 in shrubberies and plantations. The soil is in general light, resting for the most part on chalk. Many of the females are employed in making shirt-buttons. The living is a rectory, valued in the king’s books at £19. 7. 11.; net income, £448; patrons, the Master and Fellows of University College, Oxford. The church, rebuilt, and consecrated in Oct. 1845, is a beautiful structure; the windows of the chancel are of stained glass. Henry VIII. successively assigned the parish, with the advowson, as part of the dowry to bis queens, Catherine Howard and Catharine Parr.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records

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Census

Census returns for Tarrant-Gunville, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Tarrant-Gunville., 1732-1880 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Tarrant-Gunville (Dorsetshire)

Churchwardens’ accounts, 1720-1906 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Tarrant-Gunville (Dorsetshire)

Parish registers for Tarrant-Gunville, 1719-1878 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Tarrant-Gunville (Dorsetshire)

Parish registers for Tarrant-Gunville, 1813-1993 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Tarrant-Gunville (Dorsetshire); Dorset Record Office

Poorhouses & Poor Law

Overseers of the poor account book, 1817-1835 Author: Tarrant-Gunville (Dorset)

Administration

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