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

Alternative names: Hinton Tarrant

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1545
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1731

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

HINTON, TARRANT, a parish, in the union of Blandford, hundred of Pimperne, Blandford division of Dorset, 4 miles (N. E.) from Blandford; containing 278 inhabitants. The parish takes the affix to its name from the river Tarrant, which flows within its limits. It is situated on the great road from Salisbury to Exeter, through Blandford and Dorchester, and consists chiefly of arable and down land, with some extensive water meadows; the soil is chalky. The living is a rectory, valued in the king’s books at £12. 17. 1.; net income, £370; patrons, the family of Saunders. The church is a handsome ancient structure, in the later English style, with a square embattled tower.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records

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Census returns for Tarrant-Hinton, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Tarant-Hinton., 1731-1880 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Tarrant-Hinton (Dorsetshire)

Churchwardens’ accounts, 1658-1827 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Tarrant-Hinton (Dorsetshire)

Parish registers for Tarrant-Hinton, 1545-1993 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Tarrant-Hinton (Dorsetshire); Dorset Record Office

The registers of Tarrant Hinton, Dorset, 1545-1812

Parish register printouts of Tarrant-Hinton, Dorset, England ; marriages, 1546-1812 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Poorhouses & Poor Law

Overseers of the poor account books, 1744-1808 Author: Tarrant-Hinton (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: Pimperne
  • Province: Canterbury

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