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Hinton Parva, Dorset

Historical Description

Hinton Parva or Stanbridge, a parish in Dorsetshire, on the river Allon, 2½ miles N of Wimborne town and station on the L. & S.W.R. Post town, Wimborne; money order and telegraph office, Witchampton. Acreage, 472; population, 70. The property is supposed to have belonged to John of Gaunt, and belongs now to the Glyn family. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury; value, £80 with residence. The church has Norman traces, and is very good.

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 unionWimborne1835 - 1836
Poor Law unionWimborne and Cranborne1836 -
Registration districtWimborne 
Registration sub-districtWimborne 

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

Church Records

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 and made available on their site (subscription required).


Church of England

St. Kenelm (parish church)

The parish church of St. Kenelm, supposed to have been anciently a chapel belonging to Wimborne Minster, is a building of stone in the Norman and Early English styles, and consists of chancel, nave, small transepts, south porch and a tower containing 4 bells: it was repaired in 1860, and in 1897 stained windows were put in the chancel and a new font and lectern and a chalice presented by Sir R. G. Glyn bart. in commemoration of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee: there are 180 sittings.

Civil Registration

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

Hinton Parva 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 Hinton Parva from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Hinton Parva 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


Hinton Martell
Wimborne Minster