Turnerspuddle is an Ancient Parish in the county of Dorset.

Alternative names: Toners Puddle, Turners Puddle

Parish church: Holy Trinity

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1640
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1580

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Wool
  • Bere Regis
  • Affpuddle
  • Moreton
  • Winfrith Newburgh

Parish History

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

TURNERS-PUDDLE (Holy Trinity), a parish, in the union of Wareham and Purbeck, hundred of Hundredsbarrow, Wareham division of Dorset, 7½ miles (N. W.) from Wareham; containing 122 inhabitants The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the king’s books at £7. 13. 4., and in the gift of J. Frampton, Esq.: the tithes have been commuted for £168, and the glebe comprises 3½ acres. The church was partly blown down in 1758 and rebuilt in 1759.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records

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Census returns for Turners-Puddle, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Turners-Puddle., 1582-1880 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Turners-Puddle (Dorsetshire)

Parish registers for Turners-Puddle, 1640-1969 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Turners-Puddle (Dorsetshire); Dorset Record Office


  • County: Dorset
  • Civil Registration District: Wareham
  • Probate Court: Court of the Peculiar of the Dean of Salisbury
  • Diocese: Salisbury
  • Rural Deanery: Pre-1847 – None, Post-1846 – Whitchurch
  • Poor Law Union: Wareham and Purbeck
  • Hundred: Hundredsbarrow
  • Province: Canterbury

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