Chettle, Dorset


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


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 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:

Civil Registration

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


Old maps of Chettle are available on the site, and a current map is available on the site.

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

Bellows Cross

Visitations Heraldic

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

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