East Chelborough, Dorset

Historical Description

Chelborough, East, or Lewcombe, a parish in Dorsetshire, on the Roman road from Dorchester, at the verge of the county, 3 miles from Sutton-Bingham station on the L. & S.W.R., and 6 ¼ NE of Beaminster. Post town, Ever-shot. Acreage, 967; population, 76. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury, amalgamated with West Chelborough ; net value, £155 with residence.

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 Tollerford
Poor Law union Beaminster (1836-)
Registration district Beaminster
Registration sub-district Evershot

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


Church Records

The parish register of baptisms, marriages and burials begins in 1682. 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

not dedicated (parish church)

The church (not dedicated) is a small but ancient edifice of stone, in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave and a small western turret containing one bell: there are 50 sittings.


Civil Registration

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

East Chelborough was in Beaminster Registration District from 1837 to 1937 and Bridport Registration District from 1937 to 1974


Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for East Chelborough from the following:


Maps

Online maps of East Chelborough 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.