Buckland Ripers, Dorset

Historical Description

Buckland-Ripers, a parish in Dorsetshire, 2 miles from Broadway station on the Abbotsbury branch of the G.W.R. It includes part of Nottington hamlet. Post town, Dorchester ; money order office, Broadway; telegraph office, Upway. Acreage, 1255 ; population, 143. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury; gross value, £165 with residence. The church is good.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1894-5

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient County Dorsetshire
Diocese Salisbury
Hundred Culliford Tree
Poor Law union Weymouth (1836-)
Registration district Weymouth
Registration sub-district Upway

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.


Church Records

The parish register of baptisms, marriages and burials begins in 1695. The original register books are now deposited with the Dorset Archives Service, but have been digitised by Ancestry.co.uk and made available on their site (subscription required).


Churches

Church of England

St. Nicholas (parish church)

The parish church of St. Nicholas is a small fabric of stone in the Perpendicular style, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch, and a western turret containing one bell: there are 100 sittings.


Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Buckland Ripers was in Weymouth Registration District from 1837 to 1894


Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Buckland Ripers from the following:


Maps

Online maps of Buckland Ripers are available from a number of sites:


Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the Dorset County Chronicle and the Sherborne Mercury online.


Villages, Hamlets, &c

Nottington


Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Dorset, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.