Stanton St Gabriel, Dorset
Stanton St Gabriel, a parish in Dorsetshire, on the coast, 4 miles W by S of Bridport station on the G.W.R. Post town, Charmouth. Acreage, 1070; population, 48. The living is a perpetual curacy annexed to Whitechurch Canonicorum. The church was built in 1841, near the high road, in lieu of a small chapel inconveniently situated near the seashore.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Poor Law union||Bridport (1836-)|
|Registration sub-district||Whitchurch Canonicorum|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The parish register dates from the year 1825. 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. Gabriel (parish church)
The parish church of St. Gabriel, erected in 1841, 1 1/2 miles inland, is a plain building of stone, consisting of chancel, nave, west porch and a western turret containing one bell: the rood screen and Norman font were transferred from the old church. The old church, now a picturesque ruin, stands near the sea coast.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Stanton St. Gabriel was in Bridport Registration District from 1837 to 1974
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Stanton St Gabriel from the following:
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Dorset is available to browse.
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.