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Clifton Maybank, Dorset

Historical Description

Clifton-Maybank, a parish in Dorsetshire, on the river Ivel, near the river Yeo, 1½ mile W of Yeovil Junction station on the L. & S.W.R., and 4¼ miles WSW of Sherborne. Post town, Yeovil; money order and telegraph office, Yeovil. Acreage, 1296; population, 80. The living is a rectory, annexed to the vicarage of Bradford-Abbas, in the diocese of Salisbury. The church is in ruins.

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 parishClifton-Maybank All Saints 
Poor Law unionSherborne1835 -
Registration districtSherborne 
Registration sub-districtSherborne 

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

Church Records

Baptisms, marriages and burials are included within the parish registers of Bradford Abbas, which commence in 1579. 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).

Civil Registration

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

Clifton Maybank 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 Clifton Maybank from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Clifton Maybank 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.