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

Other places in the parish include: Preston.

Alternative names: Rushton, Rushton Tarrant, Tarent Rushton

Parish church: St. Mary

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1696
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1731

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

TARRANT-RUSHTON (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Blandford, hundred of Cranborne, Wimborne division of Dorset, 3¾ miles (E.) from Blandford; containing 184 inhabitants. The parish comprises 1221 acres, of which 30 are common or waste; the soil is chalky. The village is situated in a valley, on the Tarrant rivulet. The living is a rectory, valued in the king’s books at £4. 19. 2.; net income, £219; patron, Sir J. W. Smith. Here was an hospital or chantry, dedicated to St. Leonard, and granted to the prior of Christchurch-Twynham in the 7th of Edward III.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records

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Census returns for Tarrant-Rushton, 1841-1891

Church Records

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

Churchwardens’ accounts, 1710-1928 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Tarrant-Rushton (Dorsetshire)

Parish registers for Tarrant-Rushton, 1696-1993 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Tarrant-Rawston (Dorsetshire); Dorset Record Office


  • 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

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