Hammoon, a parish in Dorsetshire, on the river Stour, 2 miles from Shillingstone station on the Somerset and Dorset railway. Post town, Blandford; money order office, Shilling-stone; telegraph office, Child Okeford. Acreage, 693; population, 83. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury; net value, £160. The church is old but good, and was well restored in 1885.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Poor Law union||Sturminster (1835-)|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
We have transcribed the 1841 census for Hammoon
The parish register of baptisms, marriages and burials begins in 1656. 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).
We have transcribed the Marriages at Hammoon St. Mary, 1837-1924
Church of England
St. Mary (parish church)
The parish church of St. Mary is a plain but ancient building chiefly in the Decorated style, and consisting of chancel, nave, south porch, and a western turret containing 2 bells: the nave is separated from the chancel by an arch upon which some ancient inscriptions were found and restored: the south door is of old oak: the hour glass still remains by the pulpit: the church was restored in 1885, at a cost of £900. defrayed by the 1st Viscount Portman and the Rev. D. H. Sawyer M.A. rector 1884-1912, and affords 80 sittings.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Hammoon was in Sturminster Registration District from 1837 to 1974
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Hammoon from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848
- 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 Hammoon 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.