Chaldon Herring, Dorset
Chaldon-Herring or East Chaldon, a parish in Dorsetshire, near the coast, 5 miles SW from Wool railway station, and 9¼ WSW of Wareham. It has a post office under Win-frith Newburg; money order and telegraph office, Winfrith Newburg. Acreage, 3095; population, 301. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury; value, £46. There is a coastguard station at White Nothe, commonly called White Nose.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Chaldon-Herring St. Nicholas|
|Poor Law union||Wareham and Purbeck||1836 -|
|Registration sub-district||Bere Regis|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The parish register of baptisms, marriages and burials begins in 1621. 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 building of stone, consisting of chancel, nave, south aisle, north porch, and an embattled western tower containing 3 bells: in 1879 the church was thoroughly restored and reseated with open benches; the pulpit, lectern, prayer desk, communion table and railings were designed and made by the Rev. William Gildea M.A. rector of Upwey, Dorchester: the ancient font, presumed to be Saxon, was replaced in the church about 1898: there are 160 sittings.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Chaldon Herring was in Wareham Registration District from 1837 to 1937 and Poole Registration District from 1937 to 1974
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Chaldon Herring from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Chaldon-Herring (St. Nicholas))
- 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 Chaldon Herring 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.
The Visitation of Dorset, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.