Lydlinch, Dorset

Historical Description

Lydlinch, a parish in Dorsetshire, on the Lyd, an affluent of the river Stour, 3 miles WSW of Sturminster station on the Somerset and Dorset Joint railway. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Sturminster Newton. Acreage, including Stock Gaylard, 3398 ; population of the civil parish, 382 ; of the ecclesiastical, 326. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury; gross value, £560 with residence.

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
Civil parish Lydlinch
County Court district Shaftesbury
Diocese Salisbury
Ecclesiastical parish Lydlinch St. Thomas à Beckett
Hundred Sturminster Newton
Poor Law union Sturminster (1835-)
Registration district Sturminster
Registration sub-district Stalbridge

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


Census Records

We have transcribed the 1871, 1881 and 1901 census returns for Lydlinch. Other years will be coming soon.


Church Records

The Registers of Lydlinch 1559-1812 are available to browse online.

We have transcribed the Marriages at Lydlinch from 1837-1919.


Churches

Church of England

St. Thomas à Becket, Holebrook Lane (parish church)

The parish church of St Thomas à Becket is a small edifice of stone in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, of two bays, north aisle, south porch, and an embattled western tower, with pinnacles, containing a clock and 5 bells: there are 130 sittings.


South East view

South view


Civil Registration

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

Lydlinch was in Sturminster Registration District from 1837 to 1974


Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Lydlinch from the following:


Maps

Online maps of Lydlinch are available from a number of sites:


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.