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Dorchester Poor Law Union

The Dorchester Poor Law Union was officially formed in 1836, under the terms of the Poor Law Amendment Act, 1834.

The table below provides a list of the parishes and places contained within this Union. Where there is no To date it should be assumed that the parish or place was in this union until the Poor Law Unions were disolved in 1930.

Town or ParishFromToNotes
Athelhampton 1836    
Bradford Peverell 1836    
Broadmayne 1836    
Burleston 1836    
Charminster 1836    
Chilfrome 1836    
Compton Valence 1836    
Dewlish 1836    
Dorchester All Saints 1836    
Fordington 1836    
Frampton 1836    
Frome Vauchurch 1836    
Kingston Russell 1836    
Littlebredy 1836    
Long Bredy 1836    
Maiden Newton 1836    
Piddlehinton 1836    
Puddletown 1836    
Stinsford 1836    
Stratton 1836    
Tincleton 1836    
Toller Fratrum 1836    
Toller Porcorum 1836    
Tolpuddle 1836    
Warmwell 1836    
Watercombe 1862    
West Compton 1836    
West Knighton 1836    
West Stafford 1836    
Whitcombe 1836    
Winterborne Abbas 1836    
Winterborne Came 1836    
Winterborne Herringston 1836    
Winterborne Monkton 1836    
Winterborne St. Martin 1836    
Winterborne Steepleton 1836    
Woodsford 1836    
Wynford Eagle 1836