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Bingham Melcombe, Dorset

Historical Description

Bingham-Melcombe, the seat of the Bingham family in Dorset, on an affluent of the Piddle river, 9 miles NE of Dorchester. It was the birthplace of Sir Richard Bingham, who fought at the siege of St Quintin and has a monument in Westminster Abbey.

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 Bingham Melcombe are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the Dorset County Chronicle and the Sherborne Mercury online.