Littlebredy, Dorset

Historical Description

Bredy, Little, or Littlebredy, a parish in Dorsetshire, on the Downs, at the source of the Bredy stream, 2 ½ miles from Abbotsbury station on the G.W.R., and 6 ½ W by S of Dorchester, under which it has a post office; money order office, Winterbourne Abbas; telegraph office, Abbotsbury. Acreage, 1613; population, 193. Stone is quarried. The living is a perpetual curacy, annexed to the rectory of Long Bredy, in the diocese of Salisbury. The church is good.

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

Administration

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

Ancient County Dorsetshire
Diocese Salisbury
Poor Law union Dorchester (1836-)
Registration district Dorchester
Registration sub-district Maiden Newton

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


Church Records

The register dates from the year 1717. 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).


Churches

Church of England

St. Michael and All Angels (parish church)

The parish church of St. Michael and All Angels is a building of stone in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, north aisle, south transept, south porch and a central tower containing a clock and 6 bells; there are 150 sittings.


Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.


Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Littlebredy from the following:


Maps

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Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the Dorset County Chronicle and the Sherborne Mercury online.


Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Dorset, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.