Corfe Mullen, Dorset
Corfe Mullen, a parish in Dorsetshire, on the Roman road from Poole, near the river Stour, and 2½ miles from Wimborne station on the L. & S.W.R. It has a post office under Wimborne, which is the money order and telegraph office. Acreage, 3231; population, 786. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury; value, £242 with residence. Patrons, Eton College. The church was reseated in 1865. There are Baptist, Wesleyan, and Methodist chapels.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Civil parish||Sturminster Marshall|
|Diocese||Bristol||1542 - 1836|
|Poor Law union||Wimborne||1835 - 1836|
|Poor Law union||Wimborne and Cranborne||1836 -|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The parish register of baptisms, marriages and burials begins in 1651. 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. Hubert (parish church)
The parish church of St. Hubert is an ancient building of red stone and brick in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, south transept, south porch, and a tower containing 4 bells: the stained east window, placed in 1893, is a memorial to Miss F.S. Plumtre: the church was repaired in 1850 and 1865, and affords 343 sittings.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Corfe Mullen was in Wimborne Registration District from 1837 to 1937, Blandford Registration District from 1937 to 1956, and Poole Registration District from 1956 to 1974
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Corfe Mullen from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Corfe-Mullen)
- 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 Corfe Mullen 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.