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Ryme Intrinsica, Dorset

Historical Description

Ryme Intrinsica, a village and a parish in Dorsetshire. The village stands 1 mile W of Yetminster station on the G.W.R., and 5½ miles SW of Sherborne. It was once a market-town. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Yetminster. Acreage of the civil parish, 1162; population, 170; of the ecclesiastical, 163. The manor belongs to the Duchy of Cornwall. A royal hunting-seat was formerly at Court Hill. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury; gross value, £180 with residence. Patron, the Prince of Wales. The church is a small stone building in the Norman style.

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 -
Ecclesiastical parishRyme-Intrinsica St. Hyppolite 
LibertyRyme Intrinsica 
Poor Law unionSherborne1835 -
Registration districtSherborne 
Registration sub-districtYetminster 

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

Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1682. 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. Hippolyte (parish church)

The parish church of St. Hippolyte is a building of stone in the Norman style, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch and an embattled western tower with pinnacles, containing a clock and 3 bells, which were rehung and the tenor one recast in 1903 at the cost of A. S. Williams esq. of Yetminster: the chancel was restored in 1913 by Lady Headley: there are 100 sittings.

Civil Registration

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

Ryme Intrinseca was in Sherborne Registration District from 1837 to 1937 and Sturminster Registration District from 1937 to 1974

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Ryme Intrinsica from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Ryme Intrinsica 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.