Turners Puddle, Dorset
Turners Puddle or Toners Puddle, a parish in Dorsetshire, 4½ miles NNW of Wool station on the L. & S.W.R., and 7½ NW by W of Wareham. Post town, Dorchester. Acreage, 1998; population, 87. The living is a rectory, united with Affpuddle, in the diocese of Salisbury; net value, £169. The church is an ancient structure of stone with an embattled western tower, and has been restored.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Turners-Puddle Holy Trinity|
|Poor Law union||Wareham and Purbeck (1836-)|
|Registration sub-district||Bere Regis|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The parish register dates from the year 1743. 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
The Holy Trinity (parish church)
The parish church of the Holy Trinity is an ancient edifice of stone and flint, chiefly in the Perpendicular style, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch, and an embattled western tower, with pinnacles, containing 2 bells: it was restored in 1883, and has 80 sittings.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Turners Puddle 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 Turners Puddle from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Turners-Puddle (Holy Trinity))
- Hunt & Co.'s Directory of Dorsetshire, Hampshire, & Wiltshire 1851
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Dorset is available to browse.
Online maps of Turners Puddle 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.