Chettle, a parish in Dorsetshire, 6 1/2 miles NE of Blandford station on the Somerset and Dorset railway. It has a post office under Blandford; money order and telegraph office, Tarrant Gunville. Acreage, 1126; population, 121. Chettle House was built by Vanbrugh. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury; value, £135. The church is a flint structure of 1849, with the tower of a previous edifice.
|Poor Law union||Cranborne (1835-1836)|
|Poor Law union||Wimborne and Cranborne (1836-1894)|
|Poor Law union||Blandford (1894-)|
Dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The parish register of baptisms, marriages and burials begins in 1539. 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).
Details of the places of worship in Chettle, and their records, can be found on the following pages:
- St. Mary (Church of England)
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
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
The Visitation of Dorset, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.