Pentridge, Dorset

Historical Description

Pentridge, a parish in Dorsetshire, on Bockerly Ditch, adjacent to Wilts, 3 ¼ miles NNW of Cranborne, and 7 from Verwood station on the L. & S.W.R. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Cranborne. The manor belongs to the Earl of Shaftesbury. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury; net value, £130 with residence. Patron, The Lord Chancellor. The church was rebuilt in 1857.

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 Pentridge St. Rumbold
Hundred Cranborne
Poor Law union Cranborne (1835-1836)
Poor Law union Wimborne and Cranborne (1836-)
Registration district Wimborne
Registration sub-district Cranborne

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


Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1704. 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. Rumbold (parish church)

The parish church of St. Rumbold, a small Middle Pointed structure of flint and stone, was enlarged and partly rebuilt in 1857, and consists of chancel, nave, south porch and a western tower, with spire, containing 4 bells: there are stained windows, and sittings for 100.


Civil Registration

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

Pentridge was in Wimborne Registration District from 1837 to 1937, Blandford Registration District from 1937 to 1956, and Poole Registration District from 1956 to 1974


Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Pentridge from the following:


Maps

Online maps of Pentridge 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.


Villages, Hamlets, &c

East Woodyates


Visitations Heraldic

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