Sutton Waldron, Dorset
Sutton Waldron, a parish in Dorsetshire, 4 miles NE of Shillingstone station on the Somerset and Dorset railway, and 5 from Shaftesbury. Post town, Blandford; money order and telegraph office, Fontmell Magna. Acreage, 1153; population, 175. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury; net value, £140 with residence. The church is good.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Sutton-Waldron St. Bartholomew|
|Poor Law union||Shaftesbury (1836-)|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The register dates from the year 1675. 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. Bartholomew (parish church)
The church of St. Bartholomew, completed in 1847 on land given by Lord Alington, at the cost of the Ven. Anthony Huxtable (late archdeacon of Dorset) and Mrs. Huxtable, is an edifice in the Decorated Gothic style, from designs by Mr. George Alexander, architect, and consists of chancel, nave, north porch and a western tower with spire containing 2 bells: there are 150 sittings.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Sutton Waldron was in Shaftesbury Registration District from 1837 to 1937 and Sturminster Registration District from 1937 to 1974
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Sutton Waldron from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848
- Hunt & Co.'s Directory of Dorsetshire, Hampshire, & Wiltshire 1851
Online maps of Sutton Waldron 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.