Tarrant Launceston, Dorset

Historical Description

Tarrant Launceston, a parish in Dorsetshire, 4 miles NE of Blandford station on the Somerset and Dorset Joint railway. Post town, Blandford. Acreage, 1659; population, 61. The living is annexed to Tarrant Monckton. There is no church.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient County Dorsetshire
Diocese Salisbury
Hundred Pimperne
Poor Law union Blandford (1835-)
Registration district Blandford
Registration sub-district Blandford

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

Civil Registration

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

Tarrant Launceston was in Blandford Registration District from 1837 to 1956 and Poole Registration District from 1956 to 1974

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Tarrant Launceston from the following:


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Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the Dorset County Chronicle and the Sherborne Mercury online.

Visitations Heraldic

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