Charborough, Dorset

Historical Description

Charborough, a hamlet in Morden parish, Dorsetshire, on an affluent of the river Stour, 6 miles W of Wimborne-Minster. It was formerly a separate parish, and it still ranks as a rectory, in the diocese of Salisbury. Charborough House, formerly the seat of the Erles, now the seat of the Draxes, has on the ceiling of the staircase a painting of the Judgment of Paris by Thornhill, and the park contains a small building in which the revolution of 1688 was concerted, and a conspicuous obelisk.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient County Dorsetshire
Diocese Salisbury
Ecclesiastical parish Charborough St. Mary

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

Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Dorset is available to browse.