LYTCHETT-MINSTER, a chapelry, in the parish of Sturminster-Marshall, union of Poole, hundred of Cogdean, Wimborne division of Dorset, 4½ miles (W. N. W.) from Poole; containing 858 inhabitants. This chapelry is bounded on the south-east by an estuary of Poole harbour, and on the south by Rock Lee river, which is crossed by a bridge. It comprises 3191a. 3r. 27p.; 975 acres are arable, 557 meadow, 172 woodland, and 1428 heath, &c. There are pits for potters' clay, from which a canal runs to the estuary. A pleasurefair is held on Whit-Monday. The impropriate tithes have been commuted for £15. 9. 6., and the vicarial for £350. The chapel, with the exception of the tower, was rebuilt by subscription in 1836. There are two places of worship for Independents; and a national school supported by subscription. On the south side of the village is a very large tumulus called Lytchett Beacon, which is seen far off at sea, and serves as a landmark for entering Poole harbour.