BETTISCOMBE, a parish, in the union of BEAMINSTER, liberty of FRAMPTON, Bridport division of DORSET, 6 miles (W. by S.) from Beaminster; containing 53 inhabitants, and comprising 667a. 2r. 16p. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £8. 2. 3½., and in the gift of the family of Sheridan: the tithes have been commuted for £1401, and the glebe consists of 54½ acres.
Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, 1848. Transcribed by Nigel Batty-Smith ©2014
- Michael Day provides photographs and bibliography for Bettiscombe (St. Stephen) on his Dorset Churches website
- You can search for churches in the local area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database.
- The Dorset History Centre hold the Parish Registers for Bettiscombe:
Baptisms: 1746-1963 Marriages: 1746-1808, 1814 1963 Burials: 1746-1991 (DHC Ref: PE/BET)
- A description of Bettiscombe from the Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5 is available on the UK Genealogy Archives site