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Winterborne Tomson, Dorset

Historical Description

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.

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 parishThompson St. Andrew 
HundredCoombs Ditch 
Poor Law unionBlandford1835 -
Registration districtBlandford 
Registration sub-districtMilton Abbas 

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

Church Records

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 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.

Civil Registration

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:

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:

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