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Stanton St Gabriel, Dorset

Historical Description

Stanton St Gabriel, a parish in Dorsetshire, on the coast, 4 miles W by S of Bridport station on the G.W.R. Post town, Charmouth. Acreage, 1070; population, 48. The living is a perpetual curacy annexed to Whitechurch Canonicorum. The church was built in 1841, near the high road, in lieu of a small chapel inconveniently situated near the seashore.

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 -
HundredWhitchurch Canonicorum 
Poor Law unionBridport1836 -
Registration districtBridport 
Registration sub-districtWhitchurch Canonicorum 

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

Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1825. 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. Gabriel (parish church)

The parish church of St. Gabriel, erected in 1841, 1 1/2 miles inland, is a plain building of stone, consisting of chancel, nave, west porch and a western turret containing one bell: the rood screen and Norman font were transferred from the old church. The old church, now a picturesque ruin, stands near the sea coast.

Civil Registration

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

Stanton St. Gabriel was in Bridport Registration District from 1837 to 1974

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Stanton St Gabriel from the following:

Land and Property

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

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.