BUCKHORN-WESTON, a parish, in the union of WINCANTON, hundred of REDLANE, Shaston division of DORSET, 8 miles (W. by N.) from Shaftesbury , containing 460 inhabitants. It comprises by computation 1700 acres: the soil is mostly clay, but fertile, and the meadows on the banks of the river Cale are luxuriantly rich. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £10. 1. 3., and in the patronage of Lady Stapleton: the tithes have been commuted for £310, and the glebe comprises 63 acres. In the chancel of the church is an ancient statue, supposed to be that of the father-in-law of Gascoigne, lord chief justice in the reigns of Henry IV. and V.; the gallery of the church is said to have been painted by Sir James Thornhill.
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 Buckhorn Weston (St. John the Baptist) 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 Buckhorn Weston:
Baptisms: 1677-1702, 17251952 Marriages: 1679-1702, 17251836, 1839-1992 Burials: 1677-1702, 17261929 (DHC Ref: PE/BCW)
- A description of Buckhorn Weston from the Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5 is available on the UK Genealogy Archives site