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Kingston Russell, Dorset

Historical Description

Kingston Russell, a quondam parish, now a hamlet or extra-parochial liberty in Dorsetshire, adjacent to Long Bredy, 8 miles W by N of Dorchester. A Roman station is supposed to have been here. Kingston Russell House stands in a sort of oasis among furze-clad hills, was for four centuries the seat of the Russells, ancestors of the Duke of Bedford, and is now a farmhouse. A church or chapel was formerly here, but has disappeared.

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 parishWhitchurch Canonicorum 
DioceseBristol1542 - 1836
DioceseSalisbury1836 -
Poor Law unionDorchester1836 -
Registration districtDorchester 
Registration sub-districtMaiden Newton 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

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

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Kingston Russell are available from a number of sites:

DistrictWest Dorset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtDT2
Post TownDorchester