CASTLETON (ST. MARY MAGDALENE), a parish, in the union and hundred of SHERBORNE, Sherborne division of the county of DORSET, 1 mile (E. N. E.) from Sherborne; containing 113 inhabitants. It comprises 50 acres, chiefly pasture, and lies contiguous to the park and residence of Earl Digby, lord lieutenant of the county. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £81; patron, Earl Digby.
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 Castleton (St. Mary Magdalen) 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 Castleton:
Baptisms: 1715-1992 Marriages: 1716-1970 Burials: 1715-1992 (DHC Ref: PE/CAS formerly part of Oborne)
- A description of Castleton from the Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5 is available on the UK Genealogy Archives site