Mapperton, Dorset

Historical Description

Mapperton, a parish in Dorsetshire, 2 ¼ miles SE by E of Beaminster, and 5 from Bridport station on the G.W.R. Post town, Beaminster. Acreage, 821; population, 87. The manor, with Mapperton House, belongs to the Compton family. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury; gross value, £260. The church was rebuilt in 1704.

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
Ecclesiastical parish Mapperton St. Mary
Hundred Beaminster Forum and Redborne
Poor Law union Beaminster (1836-)
Registration district Beaminster
Registration sub-district Beaminster

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


Church Records

The register dates from the year 1669. 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).

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Mapperton, 1669-1812 is online.


Churches

Church of England

St. Mary (parish church)

The parish church of St. Mary, rebuilt about 1700, and restored in 1846, is an edifice of stone, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch, and a western turret containing one bell: there are two stained windows, and marble monuments to the Broderipp and Fox families : the church has about 90 sittings.


Civil Registration

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

Mapperton was in Beaminster Registration District from 1837 to 1937 and Bridport Registration District from 1937 to 1974


Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Mapperton from the following:


Maps

Online maps of Mapperton 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.