Winterborne Herringston, Dorset

Historical Description

Winterbourne Herringstone, a parish in Dorsetshire, 1 mile S of Dorchester station on the G.W.R. and S.W.R. Post town, Dorchester. Acreage, 490; population, 51. The manor belonged to Siward the Saxon, and passed to the Herrings and the Williamses. There is no church.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & 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 Culliford Tree
Poor Law union Dorchester (1836-)
Registration district Dorchester
Registration sub-district Dorchester

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.

Winterborne Herringston was in Dorchester Registration District from 1837 to 1949 and Weymouth Registration District from 1949 to 1974

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Dorset is available to browse.


Online maps of Winterborne Herringston 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.

DistrictWest Dorset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtDT2
Post TownDorchester