Hinton St Mary, Dorset
Hinton St Mary, a village and a parish in Dorsetshire. The village stands near the river Stour, 1½ mile N of Sturminster Newton station on the Somerset and Dorset railway, and has a post office under Blandford; money order and telegraph office, Sturminster Newton. Acreage of parish, 1069; population, 252. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury; gross value, £240 with residence. Patron, the Vicar of Iwerne Minster. The church is good, and has a tower and some very old monuments. There are a Primitive Methodist chapel and charities.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Hundred||Sturminster Newton Castle|
|Poor Law union||Sturminster (1835-)|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
We have transcribed the 1891 and 1901 census returns for Hinton St. Mary
The parish register of baptisms, marriages and burials begins in 1581. 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 Hinton St. Mary, 1837-1921
Church of England
St. Peter (parish church)
The parish church of St. Peter, rebuilt, with the exception of the tower, in 1846, is an edifice in the Perpendicular style, and consists of chancel, nave, south porch and an embattled western tower, with pinnacles, containing 2 bells: there is a monument to the Freke family, dated 1655: the church affords 140 sittings.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Hinton St. Mary was in Sturminster Registration District from 1837 to 1974
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Hinton St Mary from the following:
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Dorset is available to browse.
Online maps of Hinton St Mary 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.