Chetnole, Dorset

Historical Description

Chetnole, a township and chapelry in Yetminster parish, Dorsetshire, near the Roman road from Dorchester, 2 miles from Yetminster station on the G.W.R., and 6 ½ SSW of Sherborne. It has a post and telegraph office under Sherborne; money order office, Yetminster. Acreage, 732; population, 272. The living is a chapelry, annexed to the vicarage of Yetminster, in the diocese of Salisbury. The church is very old.

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 Yetminster
Diocese Salisbury
Hundred Yetminster
Poor Law union Sherborne (1835-)
Registration district Sherborne
Registration sub-district Yetminster

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


Church Records

The parish register of baptisms, marriages and burials begins in 1827. 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. Peter (parish church)

The parish church of St. Peter is a handsome stone building in the Third Pointed style, consisting of chancel, nave of four bays, north aisle, south porch, and embattled western tower with pinnacles with clock and 3 bells; the tower was rebuilt in the year 1580: the chancel and north aisle were added about 1860, and in 1897 the roof of the chancel was renewed and the bell cage repaired at a cost of £190: there are 230 sittings.


Civil Registration

Chetnole 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 Chetnole from the following:


Maps

Online maps of Chetnole 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.

Leigh
Melbury Bubb
Stockwood
Yetminster