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Bincombe, Dorset

Historical Description

Bincombe, a parish in Dorsetshire, under the Downs, 1½ mile from Upwey station on the G.W.R. Post town, Dorchester; money order and telegraph office, Upwey. Acreage, 982; population, 202. Good stone is quarried, and there is a mineral spring. Numerous barrows are on the Downs. The living is a rectory, united with the rectory of Broadway, in the diocese of Salisbury; gross value of the living of Bincombe, £176. The rectory house is at Broadway. Patron, Caius College, Cambridge. The church is old but good, and has a tower.

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 parishBincombe Holy Trinity 
Poor Law unionWeymouth1836 -
Registration districtWeymouth 
Registration sub-districtUpway 

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

Church Records

The parish register of baptisms, marriages and burials begins in 1650. 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

Holy Trinity (parish church)

The parish church of the Holy Trinity is a small building of stone in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch and a western tower containing 2 bells: there is a memorial window to the late Mrs. Howship: the church affords 80 sittings.

Civil Registration

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

Bincombe was in Weymouth Registration District from 1837 to 1974

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Bincombe from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Bincombe 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.

Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Dorset, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.

DistrictWest Dorset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtDT3
Post TownWeymouth