Burlestone, Dorset

Historical Description

Burlestone, a parish in Dorsetshire, on the river Piddle, 4 miles NNW of Moreton railway station, and 6 ENE of Dorchester. Post town, Piddletown, under Dorchester. Acreage, 366 ; population, 78. The living is a rectory, annexed to the rectory of Athelhampton, 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
Diocese Salisbury
Hundred Puddletown
Poor Law union Dorchester (1836-)
Registration district Dorchester
Registration sub-district Puddletown

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


Church Records

The parish register of baptisms, marriages and burials begins in 1692. 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

dedication unknown (parish church)

The old church, with the exception of the chancel, which was restored and reroofed in 1910 at the expense of George Wood Homer esq. of Bardolf Manor, has been pulled down. The inhabitants attend the church at Athelhampton.


Civil Registration

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

Burleston was in Dorchester Registration District from 1837 to 1949 and Weymouth Registration District from 1949 to 1974


Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Burlestone from the following:


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.