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Herston, Dorset

Historical Description

Herston, a hamlet in Swanage parish, Dorsetshire, 4½ miles SE of Corfe Castle, with a post office under Wareham. A chapel of ease was built here in 1869.

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 
DioceseBristol1542 - 1836
DioceseSalisbury1836 -

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

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Herston are available from a number of sites:

RegionSouth West
Postal districtBH19
Post TownSwanage