BUCKLAND-RIPERS, a parish, in the union of WEYMOUTH, hundred of CULLIFORD-TREE, Dorchester division of DORSET, 3½ miles (N. W. by N.) from Melcombe-Regis; containing 118 inhabitants. It comprises 1205 acres by computation: the soil is a strong clay, producing good crops of grain; the surface is hilly, and the surrounding scenery pleasing. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the king's books at £5. 9. 2., and in the patronage of Q. H. Stroud, Esq.: the tithes have been commuted for £200, and the glebe comprises nine acres.
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 Buckland Ripers (St. Nicholas) 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 Buckland Ripers:
Baptisms: 1695-1708, 17241730, 1736-1982 Marriages: 1695-1711, 1719, 1725-1810, 18161949 Burials: 1696-1706, 1719, 1724, 1730, 1751 1976 (DHC Ref: PE/BCR)
- A description of Buckland Ripers from the Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5 is available on the UK Genealogy Archives site