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Sutton Waldron, Dorset

Historical Description

Sutton Waldron, a parish in Dorsetshire, 4 miles NE of Shillingstone station on the Somerset and Dorset railway, and 5 from Shaftesbury. Post town, Blandford; money order and telegraph office, Fontmell Magna. Acreage, 1153; population, 175. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury; net value, £140 with residence. The church is good.

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 parishSutton-Waldron St. Bartholomew 
Poor Law unionShaftesbury1836 -
Registration districtShaftesbury 
Registration sub-districtFontmell 

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

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1675. 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. Bartholomew (parish church)

The church of St. Bartholomew, completed in 1847 on land given by Lord Alington, at the cost of the Ven. Anthony Huxtable (late archdeacon of Dorset) and Mrs. Huxtable, is an edifice in the Decorated Gothic style, from designs by Mr. George Alexander, architect, and consists of chancel, nave, north porch and a western tower with spire containing 2 bells: there are 150 sittings.

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Civil Registration

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

Sutton Waldron was in Shaftesbury Registration District from 1837 to 1937 and Sturminster Registration District from 1937 to 1974

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Sutton Waldron from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Sutton Waldron 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