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Milborne St Andrew, Dorset

Historical Description

Milborne St Andrew, a village and a parish in Dorsetshire. The village stands on an affluent of the river Puddle, near the Via Iceniana, 5½ miles N by E of Moreton station on the L. & S.W.R., and 8 SW of Blandford; was once a market-town, and has a reading-room and temperance hall built in 1863, and a fair on 30 Nov. It has a post and money order office under Blandford; telegraph office, Whit-church. The parish contains also the tithing of Milborne Churchstone, and comprises 1747 acres; population of the civil parish, 286; of the ecclesiastical, 558. The manor was;given by Athelstane to Milton Abbey, and passed to the Mortons, the Pleydells, and others. There is an oblong, double-entrenched, ancient camp of 7 acres. The living is a vicarage, united with the vicarage of Dewlish, in the diocese of Salisbury; value, £145 with residence. The church isancient, has a Norman doorway, has been restored, and contains monuments of the Mortons, the Pleydells, and others. There is a Wesleyan chapel. Cardinal Morton, archbishop of Canterbury, was a native.

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 unionBlandford1835 -
Registration districtBlandford 
Registration sub-districtMilton Abbas 

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

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1660. 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. Andrew (parish church)

The parish church of St. Andrew is an ancient building of stone and flint, consisting of north aisle, Norman south porch, and a low embattled western tower containing a clock and 5 bells: there is a fine canopied marble tomb of the 16th century to John Morton, nephew of John, Cardinal Morton, Archbishop of Canterbury and Lord Chancellor in the 15th century; and several mural tablets of the Morton and Pleydell families: the church was restored under the direction of the late G.E. Street esq. R.A. at a cost of nearly £3,000, and affords 240 sittings.

St Andrew, Milborne St Andrew St Andrew, Milborne St Andrew

Civil Registration

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

Milborne St. Andrew was in Blandford Registration District from 1837 to 1956 and Poole Registration District from 1956 to 1974

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Milborne St Andrew from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Milborne St Andrew 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 districtDT11
Post TownBlandford Forum