Poor Law Unions in Dorset

The following is a list of the several poor law unions with the parishes contained in them as at 1911:-

Union of Beaminster

Beaminster, Bettiscombe, Broadwindsor, Burstock, Cheddington, Corscombe, East Chelborough, Evershot, Halstock, Hooke, Mapperton, Marshwood, Melbury Osmond, Melbury Sampford, Mosterton, Netherbury, North Poorton, Pilsdon, Poorstock, Rampisham, Seaborough, South Perrott, Stoke Abbot or Stoke Abbas, Thorncombe, West Chelborough, Wraxall.

Union of Blandford

Anderson or Winterborne Anderson, Blandford Forum, Blandford St. Mary, Bryanston, Charlton Marshall, Chettle, Durweston, Farnham, Hilton, Iwerne Courtnay, Iwerne Steepleton, Langton Long Blandford, Milborne St. Andrew, Milborne Stileham (hamlet), Milton Abbas, Pimperne, Spetisbury, Stourpaine, Tarrant Crawford, Tarrant Gunville, Tarrant Hinton, Tarrant Keynston, Tarrant Launceston, Tarrant Monkton, Tarrant Rawston, Tarrant Rushton, Turnworth, Winterborne Clenston, Winterborne Houghton, Winterborne Kingston, Winterborne Stickland, Winterborne Tomson, Winterborne Whitchurch, Winterborne Zelstone.

Union of Bridport

Akerswell, Allington, Bothenhampton, Bradpole, Bridport, Burton Bradstock, Catherstone Leweston, Charmouth, Chideock, Chilcombe, Litton Cheney, Loders, Puncknowle or Puncknoll, Shipton Gorge, Stanton St. Gabriel, Swyre, Symondsbury, Whitchurch Canonicorum, Wootton Fitzpaine.

Union of Cerne

Alton Pancras, Batcombe, Buckland Newton, Cattistock, Cerne Abbas, Chesilborne, Frome St. Quintin, Godmanstone, Gorewood, Hermitage, Hillfield, Mappowder, Melbury Bubb, Melcombe Horsey, Minterne Magna, Nether Cerne, Puddletrenthide, Pulham, Sydling St. Nicholas, Up Cerne, Wootton Glanville.

Union of Dorchester

Athelhampton, Bradford Peverell, Broadmayne, Burleston, Charminster, Chilfrome, Compton Abbas, Compton Vallence, Dewlish, Dorchester All Saints, Dorchester St. Peter, Frampton, Frome Vauchurch, Kingston Russell, Littlebredy, Longbredy, Maiden Newton, Puddlehinton, Puddletown, Stinsford, Stratton, Tincleton, Toller Fratrum, Toller Porcorum, Tolpuddle, Warmwell, Watercombe, West Knighton, West Stafford, Whitcombe, Winterborne Abbas, Winterborne Came, Winterborne Herringston, Winterborne Monkton, Winterborne St. Martin, Winterborne Steepleton, Woodsford, Wynford Eagle.

Union of Poole

Canford Magna, Kinson, Lytchett Matravers, Lytchett Minster, Poole.

Union of Shaftesbury

Alcester, Ashmore, Bourton, Buckhorn Weston, Cann or Shaston St. Rumbold, Compton Abbas, East Orchard, East Stower, Fontmell Magna, Gillingham, Iwerne Minster, Kington Magna, Margaret Marsh, Melbury Abbas, Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Stower Provost, Sutton Waldron, Todber, West Orchard, West Stower.

Union of Sherborne

Beer Hackett, Bradford Abbas, Castleton, Caundle Bishop, Caundle Marsh, Caundle Purse, Chetnole, Clifton Maybank, Folke, Goathill, Haydon, Holnest, Holwell, Leigh chapelry, Leweston, Lillington, Long Burton, Nether Compton, North Wootton, Oborne, Over Compton, Poyntington or Pointington, Ryme Intrinsica, Sandford Orcas, Sherborne, Stockwood, Thornford, Trent, Yetminster.

Union of Sturminster

Caundle Stourton, Child Okeford, Fifehead Magdalen, Fifehead Neville, Hammoon, Hanford, Haselbury Bryan, Hinton St. Mary, Ibberton, Lydlinch, Manston, Marnhull, Okeford Fitzpaine, Shilling Okeford or Shillingstone, Stalbridge, Stoke Wake, Sturminster Newton Castle, Woolland.

Union of Wareham and Purbeck

AffPuddle, Arne, Bere Regis, Bloxworth, Chaldon Herring, Church Knowle, Coombe Keynes, Corfe Castle, East Holme, East Lulworth, East Stoke, Kimmeridge, Langton Matravers, Morden, Moreton, Steeple, Studland, Swanage, Turners Puddle, Tyneham, Wareham Lady St. Mary, Wareham St. Martin, West Lulworth, Winfrith Newburgh, Wool, Worth Matravers.

Union of Weymouth

Abbotsbury, Bincombe, Broadway, Chickerell, Fleet, Langton Herring, Melcombe Regis, Osmington, Owermoigne, Portisham, Portland, Poxwell or Pokeswell, Preston, Radipole, Upway, Weymouth, Wyke Regis.

Union of Wimborne and Cranborne

Alderholt, Almer, Chalbury, Colehill, Corfe Mullen, Cranborne, East Woodyates, Edmonsham, Gussage All Saints, Gussage St. Michael, Hampreston, Handley or Sixpenny Handley, Hinton Martell, Hinton Parva, Holt, Horton, Long Critchell, Moore Critchell, Pamphill, Pentridge, Shapwick, Sturminster Marshall, Verwood, West Parley, West Woodyates, Wimborne Minster, Wimborne St. Giles, Witchampton, Woodlands.