Bishops Caundle, Dorset
Caundle Bishop or Bishops Caundle, a parish in Dorsetshire, 5 miles SE by E of Milborne Port railway station, and 5 SE of Sherborne. It includes Caundle Wake tithing and Bishopsdown hamlet, and has a post and money order office of the name of Bishops Caundle under Sherborne; telegraph office, Stalbridge. Acreage, 956; population of the civil parish, 272 ; of the ecclesiastical, 325. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury; gross value, £210. The church is old, and has a tower.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Poor Law union||Sherborne (1835-)|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
We have transcribed the complete 1901 census return for Caundle Bishop . Other years will be coming soon.
We have a full transcript of The Registers of Caundle Bishop, 1570-1814 online
The parish register of baptisms, marriages and burials begins in 1570. 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).
Church of England
dedication unknown (parish church)
The church (dedication unknown) is an edifice in the Perpendicular style, with an Early English chancel, and consists of chancel, nave of three bays, aisle, and an embattled western tower with pinnacles, containing a clock and 4 bells: the church has 150 sittings.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Bishops Caundle 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 Bishops Caundle from the following:
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Dorset is available to browse.
Online maps of Bishops Caundle are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the Dorset County Chronicle and the Sherborne Mercury online.
Villages, Hamlets, &c
The Visitation of Dorset, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.