Tarrant Rawston, Dorset

Historical Description

Tarrant Rawston, a parish in Dorsetshire, 3 ½ miles E by N of Blandford station on the Somerset and Dorset Joint railway. Post town, Blandford. Acreage, 697; population, 49. The living is a rectory, annexed to Tarrant Rushton, in the diocese of Salisbury.

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 Tarrant-Rawston St. Mary
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.


Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1815. 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. Mary (parish church)

The parish church of St. Mary is a small edifice of flint and stone, possessing no architectural pretensions, and consisting of chancel, nave, transepts and south porch, without either tower or spire, but having a bell chamber over the porch containing one bell: there are 90 sittings.


Civil Registration

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

Tarrant Rawston 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 Rawston from the following:


Maps

Online maps of Tarrant Rawston 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.


Visitations Heraldic

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