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Hammoon, Dorset

Historical Description

Hammoon, a parish in Dorsetshire, on the river Stour, 2 miles from Shillingstone station on the Somerset and Dorset railway. Post town, Blandford; money order office, Shilling-stone; telegraph office, Child Okeford. Acreage, 693; population, 83. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury; net value, £160. The church is old but good, and was well restored in 1885.

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 unionSturminster1835 -
Registration districtSturminster 
Registration sub-districtSturminster 

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

Census Records

We have transcribed the 1841 census for Hammoon

Church Records

The parish register of baptisms, marriages and burials begins in 1656. 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).

We have transcribed the Marriages at Hammoon St. Mary, 1837-1924


Church of England

St. Mary (parish church)

The parish church of St. Mary is a plain but ancient building chiefly in the Decorated style, and consisting of chancel, nave, south porch, and a western turret containing 2 bells: the nave is separated from the chancel by an arch upon which some ancient inscriptions were found and restored: the south door is of old oak: the hour glass still remains by the pulpit: the church was restored in 1885, at a cost of £900. defrayed by the 1st Viscount Portman and the Rev. D. H. Sawyer M.A. rector 1884-1912, and affords 80 sittings.

St. Mary, Hammoon
St. Mary, Hammoon
St. Mary, Hammoon
St. Mary, Hammoon

Civil Registration

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

Hammoon was in Sturminster Registration District from 1837 to 1974

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Hammoon from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Hammoon 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.

DistrictNorth Dorset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtDT10
Post TownSturminster Newton