Chilfroome, a parish in Dorsetshire, on the Roman road to Bath and on the river Frome, 1 mile NW of Maiden-Newton. station on the G.W.R. Post town, Dorchester; money order office, Cattistock; telegraph office, Maiden-Newton. Acreage, 971; population, 88. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury; value, £150. The church is small, and was restored in 1864.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Chilfroom Holy Trinity|
|Poor Law union||Dorchester (1836-)|
|Registration sub-district||Maiden Newton|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The parish register of baptisms, marriages and burials begins in 1678. 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).
The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Chilfrome, 1709-1812 is online.
Church of England
The Holy Trinity (parish church)
The parish church of the Holy Trinity is very small building of flint and stone, consisting of chancel, nave, and north porch with bell-cot: it was rebuilt in the 18th century and restored in 1864, and has 90 sittings.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Chilfrome 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 Chilfroome from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848
- Kelly's Directory of Dorset, 1889
- Hunt & Co.'s Directory of Dorsetshire, Hampshire, & Wiltshire 1851
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Dorset is available to browse.
Online maps of Chilfroome 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.
The Visitation of Dorset, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.