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Edmondsham, Dorset

Historical Description

Edmondsham, a parish in Dorsetshire, 1½ mile S of Cranborne, and 2 miles from Verwood station on the L. & S.W.R. It includes West Worth, and its post town is Cranborne, under Salisbury. Acreage, 1803; population, 231. Edmondsham House, the seat of the Monro family, is a chief residence. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury; net value, £204. The church is small, and there is a Methodist chapel.

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 -
Poor Law unionCranborne1835 - 1836
Poor Law unionWimborne and Cranborne1836 -
Registration districtWimborne 
Registration sub-districtCranborne 

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

Church Records

The parish register of baptisms, marriages and burials begins in 1573. 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

St. Nicholas (parish church)

The parish church of St. Nicholas is an ancient building of stone in the Early English and Perpendicular styles, and was restored and reseated in 1862; it consists of chancel, nave, north aisle, south porch and an embattled tower at the west end of the north aisle, containing 3 bells: beneath the east end of the north aisle is the family vault of the Husseys, the ancient owners of the parish: there are 150 sittings.

Civil Registration

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

Edmondsham 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 Edmondsham from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Edmondsham 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.

DistrictEast Dorset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtBH21
Post TownWimborne