Reforne, Dorset

Historical Description

Reforne, a village in Portland parish, Dorsetshire, 4 ½ miles S of Weymouth.

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

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


Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1766. 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. George (parish church)

The parish church of St. George, erected in 1766, is a plain edifice of stone in the Classic style, and consists of apsidal chancel, nave, transepts, and a western tower with cupola containing one bell: a stained window was presented by Richard Lano esq. in 1878; by Order in Council all rites and powers of this church, with exception of burial services, have been transferred to the new parish church of Portland All Saints.