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Buckland Ripers, Dorset

Historical Description

Buckland-Ripers, a parish in Dorsetshire, 2 miles from Broadway station on the Abbotsbury branch of the G.W.R. It includes part of Nottington hamlet. Post town, Dorchester; money order office, Broadway; telegraph office, Upway. Acreage, 1255; population, 143. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury; gross value, £165 with residence. The church is good.

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 -
HundredCulliford Tree 
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 1695. 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. Nicholas (parish church)

The parish church of St. Nicholas is a small fabric of stone in the Perpendicular style, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch, and a western turret containing one bell: there are 100 sittings.

Civil Registration

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

Buckland Ripers was in Weymouth Registration District from 1837 to 1894

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Buckland Ripers from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Buckland Ripers 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.

Villages, Hamlets, &c


Visitations Heraldic

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

DistrictWest Dorset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtDT3
Post TownWeymouth