Ryme Intrinsica, Dorset
Ryme Intrinsica, a village and a parish in Dorsetshire. The village stands 1 mile W of Yetminster station on the G.W.R., and 5½ miles SW of Sherborne. It was once a market-town. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Yetminster. Acreage of the civil parish, 1162; population, 170; of the ecclesiastical, 163. The manor belongs to the Duchy of Cornwall. A royal hunting-seat was formerly at Court Hill. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury; gross value, £180 with residence. Patron, the Prince of Wales. The church is a small stone building in the Norman style.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Ryme-Intrinsica St. Hyppolite|
|Poor Law union||Sherborne (1835-)|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The parish register dates from the year 1682. 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).
Church of England
St. Hippolyte (parish church)
The parish church of St. Hippolyte is a building of stone in the Norman style, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch and an embattled western tower with pinnacles, containing a clock and 3 bells, which were rehung and the tenor one recast in 1903 at the cost of A. S. Williams esq. of Yetminster: the chancel was restored in 1913 by Lady Headley: there are 100 sittings.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Ryme Intrinseca was in Sherborne Registration District from 1837 to 1937 and Sturminster Registration District from 1937 to 1974
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Ryme Intrinsica from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Ryme-Intrinsica (St. Hyppolite))
- Hunt & Co.'s Directory of Dorsetshire, Hampshire, & Wiltshire 1851
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Dorset is available to browse.
Online maps of Ryme Intrinsica are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the Dorset County Chronicle and the Sherborne Mercury online.
The Visitation of Dorset, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.