Chettle, Dorset

Description
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.

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

Administration

Ancient County Dorsetshire
Diocese Salisbury
Hundred Mockton-up-Wimborne
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.

Church Records

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).


Churches

Details of the places of worship in Chettle, and their records, can be found on the following pages:


Maps

Old maps of Chettle are available on the old-maps.co.uk site, and a current map is available on the Streetmap.co.uk site.


Villages, Hamlets, &c

Bellows Cross


Visitations Heraldic

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