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Reforne, Dorset

Historical Description

Reforne, a village in Portland parish, Dorsetshire, 4½ miles S of Weymouth.

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.

Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1766. The original register books are now deposited with the Dorset Archives Service, but have been digitised by and made available on their site (subscription required).


Church of England

St. George (parish church)

The parish church of St. George, erected in 1766, is a plain edifice of stone in the Classic style, and consists of apsidal chancel, nave, transepts, and a western tower with cupola containing one bell: a stained window was presented by Richard Lano esq. in 1878; by Order in Council all rites and powers of this church, with exception of burial services, have been transferred to the new parish church of Portland All Saints.

Land and Property

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