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]
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.