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Tarrant Monkton, Dorset

Historical Description

Tarrant Monckton, a parish in Dorsetshire, 4 miles NE by E of Blandford station on the Somerset and Dorset Joint railway. It has a post office under Blandford; money order and telegraph office, Tarrant Gunville. Acreage, 2176; population of the civil parish, 219; of the ecclesiastical, 280. The living is a vicarage, united with Tarrant Launceston, in the diocese of Salisbury; gross value, £126 with residence. The church has been restored.

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 unionBlandford1835 -
Registration districtBlandford 
Registration sub-districtBlandford 

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

Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1689. 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

All Saints (parish church)

The parish church of All Saints is an ancient edifice of stone and flint in mixed styles, consisting of chancel, nave, south transept, north porch and a western tower containing 3 bells: the church was restored in 1873, and has 250 sittings.

Civil Registration

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

Tarrant Monkton was in Blandford Registration District from 1837 to 1956 and Poole Registration District from 1956 to 1974

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Tarrant Monkton from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Tarrant Monkton 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