Edmondsham, a parish in Dorsetshire, 1 ½ mile S of Cranborne, and 2 miles from Verwood station on the L. & S.W.R. It includes West Worth, and its post town is Cranborne, under Salisbury. Acreage, 1803; population, 231. Edmondsham House, the seat of the Monro family, is a chief residence. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury; net value, £204. The church is small, and there is a Methodist chapel.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Poor Law union||Cranborne (1835-1836)|
|Poor Law union||Wimborne and Cranborne (1836-)|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The parish register of baptisms, marriages and burials begins in 1573. 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).
Church of England
St. Nicholas (parish church)
The parish church of St. Nicholas is an ancient building of stone in the Early English and Perpendicular styles, and was restored and reseated in 1862; it consists of chancel, nave, north aisle, south porch and an embattled tower at the west end of the north aisle, containing 3 bells: beneath the east end of the north aisle is the family vault of the Husseys, the ancient owners of the parish: there are 150 sittings.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Edmondsham 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 Edmondsham from the following:
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Dorset is available to browse.
Online maps of Edmondsham 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.