Lillington, Dorset

Historical Description

Lillington, a parish in Dorsetshire, 3 miles SSW of Sherborne station on the L. & S.W.R. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Sherborne. Acreage, 1830 ; population, 167. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury; gross value, £180. The church is a small building in the Perpendicular style.

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
Ecclesiastical parish Lillington St. Martin
Hundred Sherborne
Poor Law union Sherborne (1835-)
Registration district Sherborne
Registration sub-district Yetminster

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


Church Records

The register dates from the year 1698. 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. Martin (parish church)

The parish church of St. Martin is a small building of stone partly in the Perpendicular style, consisting of chancel, nave, north porch and an embattled western tower with pinnacles, containing 4 bells : there are 100 sittings.


Civil Registration

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

Lillington was in Sherborne Registration District from 1837 to 1937 and Sturminster Registration District from 1937 to 1974


Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Lillington from the following:


Maps

Online maps of Lillington 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.


Visitations Heraldic

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