West Woodyates, Dorset

Historical Description

Woodyates, West, formerly extra-parochial, is now a parish in Dorsetshire, 11 miles from Salisbury station on the L. & S.W.R. Post town, Salisbury. United acreage and population of East and West Woodyates, 990 and 49. There is a Primitive Methodist chapel.

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
Registration district Wimborne
Registration sub-district Cranborne

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

Civil Registration

West Woodyates was in Wimborne Registration District from 1837 to 1933

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for West Woodyates from the following:

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.