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Kingston Lacy, Dorset

Historical Description

Kingston Lacy, a manor in Wimborne Minster parish, Dorsetshire, 2 miles NW of Wimborne. It contains the hamlets of Abbotstreet, Badbury, Barford, Barnesley, Cowgrove, Pamphill, and Stone. An urn with Roman coins was found at Pamphill in 1736. Kingston Hall is the seat of the Bankes family, was built in 1663 by Sir Ralph Bankes and restored by Barry, and contains a rich collection of pictures, numerous other works of art, and the key and seal of Corfe Castle, so remarkably defended by Lady Bankes.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyDorsetshire 
Civil parishWimborne Minster 
DioceseBristol1542 - 1836
DioceseSalisbury1836 -

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Kingston Lacy from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Dorset is available to browse.


Kingston Lacy
Kingston Lacy, Dorset viewed from the North-East

Kingston Lacy - North Front
Kingston Lacy, Dorset viewed from the North

Kingston Lacy from the West
Kingston Lacy, Dorset viewed from the West

Kingston Lacy from the South
Kingston Lacy, Dorset viewed from the South

Villages, Hamlets, &c

Cowgrove or Kinson