Wootton Glanville, Dorset
Wootton Glanville or Granville's Wootton, a parish, with a village and with Wootton Newlands tithing, in Dorsetshire, 7 miles SSE of Sherborne station on the L. & S.W.R. Acreage, 1705; population, 238. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury; net value, £200 with residence. The church is in the Gothic style, and contains some handsome monuments. There is a Wesleyan chapel.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Wootton-Glanville St. Mary|
|Poor Law union||Cerne (1835-)|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The parish register of baptisms, marriages and burials begins in 1546. 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
St. Mary (parish church)
The parish church of St. Mary is an edifice of stone, in the Gothic style, consisting of chancel, south chapel, nave, south porch and a low embattled western tower with pinnacles, containing 4 bells: the south chapel was a chantry, and on its walls are monuments to members of the Williams, Every and Henley families: under the south-east window of this chapel is a recumbent effigy, in good preservation, supposed to represent Sir Henry de Glanville knt. founder of the chantry: the church was thoroughly restored in 1876 under the direction of Mr. Crickmay, diocesan architect: there are 171 sittings.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Wootton Glanville was in Cerne Registration District from 1837 to 1838, Dorchester Registration District from 1838 to 1937 and Sturminster Registration District from 1937 to 1974
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Wootton Glanville from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Wootton-Glanville (St. Mary))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Dorset is available to browse.
Online maps of Wootton Glanville 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.