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Caundle Marsh, Dorset

Historical Description

Caundle Marsh, a parish in Dorsetshire, 3½ miles S of Milborne Port railway station, and 4 SE of Sherborne, which is the post town. Acreage, 950; population, 93. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury; value, £105 with residence.

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 parishCaundle-Marsh St. Peter and St. Paul 
Poor Law unionSherborne1835 -
Registration districtSherborne 
Registration sub-districtYetminster 

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

Church Records

The parish register of baptisms, marriages and burials begins in 1704. 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

SS. Peter and Paul (parish church)

The parish church of SS. Peter and Paul, rebuilt in 1857, is a small stone building, consisting of a chancel, nave, and central turret containing one bell: there are two stained windows, each of three lights, one to the members of the Auber family, the other to the late Mr. Wilmot: there are 70 sittings.

Church PhotoChurch Photo

Civil Registration

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

Caundle Marsh was in Sherborne Registration District from 1837 to 1937 and Sturminster Registration District from 1937 to 1974

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Caundle Marsh from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Caundle Marsh 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 districtDT9
Post TownSherborne