BOURTON, a chapelry, in the parish and liberty of GILLINGHAM, union of MERE, Shaston division of DORSET, 2½ miles (S. W. by W.) from Mere; containing 901 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the patronage of the Vicar and Inhabitants; net income, £50. The chapel has been enlarged within the last few years. There is a place of workship for Wesleyans.
Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, 1848. Transcribed by Nigel Batty-Smith ©2014
- Michael Day provides photographs and bibliography for Bourton (St. George) on his Dorset Churches website
- You can search for churches in the local area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database.
- The Dorset History Centre hold the Parish Registers for Bourton:
Baptisms: 1812-1990 Marriages: 1837-1990 Burials: 1813-1989 (DHC Ref: PE/BOU formerly part of Gillingham)
- A description of Bourton from the Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5 is available on the UK Genealogy Archives site