ABBOTSBURY, a parish and town in the hundred of Uggscombe, in the county of Dorset; 9 miles S.W. of Dorchester, and 128 S.W. from London. It is a place of great antiquity, and was once a market town. Its situation is very picturesque and pleasant, in a valley shut in by lofty chalk hills, not far from the north end of the Chesil Bank, and open to the sea at the south-west.
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]
Michael Day provides pictures and bibliography for Abbotsbury church dedicated to St. Nicholas as a part of UKOLN: The UK Office for Library and Information Networking, University of Bath.
You can search for churches in the local area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database.
Dorset History Centre hold the Parish Registers for Abbotsbury:
Baptisms: 1574 - 1950 Marriages: 1567 - 1976 Burials: 1567 - 1919
Abbotsbury from "The Dorset Page"
The On-line Parish Clerk (OPC) for this parish is Michele Pittman-Wingerter. You can find the Abbotsbury pages here.