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Allington, Dorset

Historical Description

For description see Bridport

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 -
Ecclesiastical parishAllington St. Swithin 
Poor Law unionBridport1836 -

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

Census Records

We have transcribed the following census returns for Allington:

Church Records

The parish register of baptisms and marriages dates from the year 1570 and earlier, but the early entires of burials are in the Bridport register.

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Allington, 1570-1812 is online.


Church of England

St. Swithin (parish church)

The parish church of St. Swithin, at Allington, was erected in 1827 and is a plain rectangular building in the Classic style, affording 500 sittings.

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Allington was in Bridport Registration District from 1837 to 1974

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Allington from the following:

Land and Property

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


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

DistrictWest Dorset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtDT6
Post TownBridport