Dorset OPC


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Batcombe is a parish and a small straggling village 12 miles north west of Dorchester. The church of St Mary is on an ancient site, with a Saxon inscription and early Norman font there has probably been a church here from the 11th century.  The register only dates from 1813, it is presumed earlier registers have been lost. The Minterne family was for a long time the Lords of the Manor  and Newlands Farm was the Manor House between the 16th and 18th centuries. The parish covers 1109 acres and population has always been low, 227 in 1859, 123 in 1891 and 54 adults in 2002

The Online Parish Clerk (OPC) for Batcombe is Mari Viertel

Donations of transcriptions are always welcome. If you wish to contact me please use the above link.
Please place the words 'OPC Batcombe' as your subject for e-mails.
I do not live in or near Batcombe

Census The 1841 & 1861 census is on site
1851 census [John Ridout]
Parish Registers The Bishop's Transcripts are on line, any donations of complete years from the parish registers would be very welcome.
Baptisms 1731-1879
Marriages 1732-1867
Burials 1731-1879
Postal Directories Postal and Trade Directory extracts from 1848 to 1895
Photographs Seven more Photographs of the church and the landscape are available.
Monumental Inscriptions An index of names appearing on the Burial Monuments is on site.
War Memorial A transcription of the War Memorial in the church
Protestation Returns A transcription of the Protestation Return of 1841
Records held at the Dorset History Centre
Christenings 1800-1808, 1813-2005. Marriages 1767-1803, 1814-1938. Burials 1799-1808, 1814-1991. Banns 1825-1943.

Christenings 1800-1808. Marriages 1731-1837. Burials 1799-1837.


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