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Stourton Caundle, Dorset

(Caundle Stourton)

Historical Description

Caundle Stourton, a parish in Dorsetshire, 3 miles SW from Stalbridge railway station, and 4½ WNW of Sturminster. It has a post office under Sturminster Newton (R.S.O.); money order and telegraph office, Stalbridge. Acreage, 2004; population, 295. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury; value, £50. The church is ancient, and has a tower. Haddon Lodge is in the parish.

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-districtStalbridge 

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

Census Records

We have transcribed the following census returns for Stourton Caundle:

Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1670. 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 Stourton Caundle 1837-1921

We have transcribed the burials at Stourton Caundle 1813-1957


Church of England

St. Peter (parish church)

The church is an ancient edifice of stone in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave of two bays, aisle, south porch and an embattled western tower, with pinnacles, containing a clock and 4 bells: there is a monument to one of the members of the Stourton family: the church was restored in 1902 and affords 160 sittings.

Church PhotoChurch Photo

Civil Registration

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

Stourton Caundle was in Sturminster Registration District from 1837 to 1974

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Stourton Caundle from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Stourton Caundle 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.


Civil parish population statistics for each decenial census:

Year Males Females Total

Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Dorset, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.

DistrictNorth Dorset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtDT10
Post TownSturminster Newton