Arne, Dorset

Historical Description

Arne, a parish in Dorset, on the W side of Poole harbour, 4 miles E of Wareham station on the L. & S.W.R. Post town, Wareham. Acreage, 2668, with 2209 of water and foreshore; population, 123. The living is a perpetual curacy, annexed to the rectory of Wareham, in the diocese of Salisbury.

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
Civil parish Holy Trinity Wareham
Diocese Salisbury
Hundred Hasilor
Poor Law union Wareham and Purbeck (1836-)
Registration district Wareham
Registration sub-district Wareham

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


Church Records

The parish register of baptisms, marriages and burials begins in 1762. 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. Nicholas (parish church)

The parish church of St Nicholas is a small but ancient edifice of sandstone, in the Early English style, and consists of chancel, nave, south porch and a western bell cote containing one bell: there are 60 sittings.


Civil Registration

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

Arne was in Wareham Registration District from 1837 to 1937 and Poole Registration District from 1937 to 1974


Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Arne from the following:


Maps

Online maps of Arne 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.

Corfe Castle
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Wareham