Studland, Dorset

Historical Description

Studland, a parish in Dorsetshire, in the NE of Purbeck Isle, on Studland Bay and Poole Harbour, 3 miles from Swanage station on the L. & S.W.R. It includes Brownsea Island, and has a post office under Wareham; money order and telegraph office, Swanage. There is also a telegraph office at the coastguard station on the coast. Acreage, 4633; population of the civil parish, 432; of the ecclesiastical, 310. There is a parish council consisting of seven members and a chairman. Studland Bay has a sheltered anchorage in 6 fathoms in W winds. There are brick and pottery works. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury; gross value, £120 with residence. The church is Norman, and was thoroughly restored in 1883.

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 Studland St. Nicholas
Hundred Rowbarrow
Poor Law union Wareham and Purbeck (1836-)
Registration district Wareham
Registration sub-district Swanage

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


Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1532. 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. Nicholas

No information available


Civil Registration

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

Studland was in Wareham Registration District from 1837 to 1937 and Poole Registration District from 1937 to 1974


Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Studland from the following:


Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Dorset is available to browse.


Maps

Online maps of Studland 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

Brownsea
Ulwell


Visitations Heraldic

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