Winterborne Tomson, Dorset
Winterborne Thomson, a parish in Dorsetshire, 4½ miles WSW of Bailey Gate station on the Somerset and Dorset Joint railway, and 6½ S of Blandford. Post town, Blandford. Acreage, 477; population, 28. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury; gross value, £60. The church is a small building of stone and brick in the Early English style.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Thompson St. Andrew|
|Poor Law union||Blandford||1835 -|
|Registration sub-district||Milton Abbas|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The marriage register dates from the year 1802; baptisms, 1803; burials, 1812. 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).
Church of England
St. Andrew (parish church)
The parish church of St. Andrew is a small and plain building of stone and brick in the Early English style, consisting of apsidal nave and a turret containing one bell: the church was wholly rebuilt and repewed by Archbishop Wake (1716-1737): there are 35 sittings.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Winterborne Tomson was in Blandford Registration District from 1837 to 1933
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Winterborne Tomson from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Thompson (St. Andrew))
- 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 Winterborne Tomson 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.
The Visitation of Dorset, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.