Buckland Ripers, Dorset
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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Diocese||Bristol||1542 - 1836|
|Poor Law union||Weymouth||1836 -|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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 Ancestry.co.uk 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.
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:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Buckland-Ripers)
- Hunt & Co.'s Directory of Dorsetshire, Hampshire, & Wiltshire 1851
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:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the Dorset County Chronicle and the Sherborne Mercury online.
Villages, Hamlets, &cNottington
The Visitation of Dorset, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.