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Holt, Dorset

Historical Description

Holt, formerly a chapelry in Wimborne Minster parish, Dorsetshire, 3½ miles NE of Wimbome Minster station on the L. & S.W.R., with a post office under Wimbome; money order and telegraph office, Wimbome. It includes the hamlet of Petersham. Population, 815. The surface was formerly forest. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury; gross value, £240 with residence. The church has been rebuilt.

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 -
Poor Law unionWimborne and Cranborne1894 -
Registration districtWimborne 
Registration sub-districtWimborne 

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 Holt are available from a number of sites:

DistrictEast Dorset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtBH21
Post TownWimborne