Kingston Russell, Dorset

Historical Description

Kingston Russell, a quondam parish, now a hamlet or extra-parochial liberty in Dorsetshire, adjacent to Long Bredy, 8 miles W by N of Dorchester. A Roman station is supposed to have been here. Kingston Russell House stands in a sort of oasis among furze-clad hills, was for four centuries the seat of the Russells, ancestors of the Duke of Bedford, and is now a farmhouse. A church or chapel was formerly here, but has disappeared.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient County Dorsetshire
Civil parish Whitchurch Canonicorum
Diocese Salisbury

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Kingston Russell from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Dorset is available to browse.


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DistrictWest Dorset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtDT2
Post TownDorchester