Stourton Caundle, Dorset
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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Poor Law union||Sturminster||1835 -|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
We have transcribed the following census returns for Stourton Caundle:
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 Ancestry.co.uk 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.
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:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Caundle-Stourton)
- Hunt & Co.'s Directory of Dorsetshire, Hampshire, & Wiltshire 1851
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:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
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:
The Visitation of Dorset, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.