Corfe Mullen, Dorset

Historical Description

Corfe Mullen, a parish in Dorsetshire, on the Roman road from Poole, near the river Stour, and 2 ½ miles from Wimborne station on the L. & S.W.R. It has a post office under Wimborne, which is the money order and telegraph office. Acreage, 3231; population, 786. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury; value, £242 with residence. Patrons, Eton College. The church was reseated in 1865. There are Baptist, Wesleyan, and Methodist chapels.

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 Sturminster Marshall
Diocese Salisbury
Hundred Cogdean
Poor Law union Wimborne (1835-1836)
Poor Law union Wimborne and Cranborne (1836-)
Registration district Wimborne
Registration sub-district Wimborne

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


Church Records

The parish register of baptisms, marriages and burials begins in 1651. 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. Hubert (parish church)

The parish church of St. Hubert is an ancient building of red stone and brick in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, south transept, south porch, and a tower containing 4 bells: the stained east window, placed in 1893, is a memorial to Miss F.S. Plumtre: the church was repaired in 1850 and 1865, and affords 343 sittings.


Civil Registration

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

Corfe Mullen was in Wimborne Registration District from 1837 to 1937, Blandford Registration District from 1937 to 1956, and Poole Registration District from 1956 to 1974


Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Corfe Mullen from the following:


Land and Property

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


Maps

Online maps of Corfe Mullen 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.