Hinton Parva, Dorset
Hinton Parva or Stanbridge, a parish in Dorsetshire, on the river Allon, 2½ miles N of Wimborne town and station on the L. & S.W.R. Post town, Wimborne; money order and telegraph office, Witchampton. Acreage, 472; population, 70. The property is supposed to have belonged to John of Gaunt, and belongs now to the Glyn family. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury; value, £80 with residence. The church has Norman traces, and is very good.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Poor Law union||Wimborne (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 1621. 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. Kenelm (parish church)
The parish church of St. Kenelm, supposed to have been anciently a chapel belonging to Wimborne Minster, is a building of stone in the Norman and Early English styles, and consists of chancel, nave, small transepts, south porch and a tower containing 4 bells: it was repaired in 1860, and in 1897 stained windows were put in the chancel and a new font and lectern and a chalice presented by Sir R. G. Glyn bart. in commemoration of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee: there are 180 sittings.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Hinton Parva 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 Hinton Parva from the following:
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Dorset is available to browse.
Online maps of Hinton Parva 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.