Parish of Broadwinsor

Kelly's Directory of Dorset 1903

  BROADWINDSOR is a village and parish, divided into 5 tithings; it is at the junction of the roads from Beaminster and Lyme Rigis to Crewkerne, 7 miles north from Bridport station on a branch of the Great Western railway and 6 south from Crewkerne station, on the London and South Western railway, 3 north-west from Beaminster and 10 north-east from Axminster, in the Western division of the county, Beaminster petty sessional division, union and county court district of Bridport, rural deanery of Bridport (Beaminster portion), arch- deaconry of Dorset and diocese  of Salisbury.  The village is lighted with oil lamps by private subscription.  The church of St. John the Baptist is an ancient edifice of stone in the Norman, Early English and Perpendicular styles, consisting of chancel, nave of five bays with clerestory, aisles, south porch, and an embattled western tower containing a clock and 6 bells, rehung and a 6th bell added in 1897:  the north aisle is Early English and the south aisle Norman: the tower is chiefly Perpendicular:the pulpit is a beautiful and curious structure of wood, of polygonal form, with a double row of panels, divided by a horizontal roll enriched with arabesque work of carved foliage, and at the angles dividing the panels are Perpendicular crocketed buttresses; this is the original pulpit used by the celebrated Thomas FULLER: the font is Norman, with base of Purbeck marble: and there is a stained window, erected in 1900 by Mrs. STEVENS, of Blagdon, as a memorial to members of her family: in 1868 the church was restored and almost entirely rebuilt by the late Major Charles H MALAN 75th Regiment, at a cost of upwards of 4000, to whom the stained east window is a memorial: there are 320 sittings.Mr. PINNEY gave some ground for the enlargement of the churchyard in 1878.  The parish register dates from the year 1558, but there are some previous entries which are much decayed.  The registers have been rebound and carefully restored, where possible, by experts at the Record Office, London.  The living is a vicarage, with Broadwindsor annexed, by Order in Council, October 30th, 1902, joint net income 425, with 7 acres of glebe land and residence,  in the gift of the Bishop of Salisbury, and held since 1895 by the Rev. George Cyril HUTCHINGS M.A. of Keble College, Oxford.  There is a Congregational chapel, built in 1821 and seating 240 persons, and an iron Gospel hall holding 50.The local charities amount to about 103 yearly, 30 of which is for the Grammar school at Blackdown and 29 6s.for educational purposes.  Lewesdon and Pilsdon Hills, known as "Cow" and "Calf," are conspicuous seamarks, close to the village of Broadwindsor; the former is 960 feet above the level of the sea and the latter 940.  Leweson Hill,  from which there are extensive and beautiful prospects, is described in a poem by the Rev. William CROWE, public orator of the University of Oxford and some time rector of Stoke Abbott.  Blackdown House, the seat of Edward PINNEY esq. J.P. and built is 1697, stands in well-wooded grounds of about 15 acres, commanding extensive views of the surrounding country.  The Rev. John C PINNEY M.A. vicar of Coleshill, Birmingham, who is lord of the manor F. H. HATCHARD esq. Dorchester, Edward PINNEY esq. J. P. of Blackdown, T. S. STEVENS and Tatchell STUDLEY esqrs. and Edward P. GUNDRY esq. Of Bridport are the principle landowners.  The soil is various.  The land is used for grazing and dairy land.  The area is 6,095 acres; rateable value, 7,738; in 1901 the population was 994.  Childhay is a tithing, 2 1/2 miles north-west, on the Somerset border.  Netherhay is a hamlet, 2 1/2 miles north-west and has a Wesleyan chapel, built in 1838, and seating 100.  Little Windsor, 1 1/4 miles north, is a tithing and a manor of which T. S. STEVENS esq. Is lord.  Dibberford is a tithing 2 miles north-east.  Birdsmoorgate is a hamlet 3 1/4 miles south-west.

Blackdown hamlet is 3 miles west.  Holy Trinity chapel of ease; at Blackdown, was erected in 1840 by the late Ven.G. A. DENISON, archdeacon of Taunton, and in 1900 a painted and carved reredos and a painting of the "Nativity" were erected to his memory by Rev. G. C. and Mrs. HUTCHINGS.  The chapel affords 250 sittings.  There is also a Congregational chapel, built in 1821, with 220 sittings, and a Particular Baptist chapel seating 150.  At Drimpton, a tithing, 2 miles north-west, is St. Mary's chapel of ease, erected at the cost of the Rev. S. C. MALAN D.D. late vicar of Broadwindsor, and consecrated in 1861, with 150 sittings.Parish Clerk, Charles H. TAYLOR

Post, M. O. & T. O., T. M. O., S. B., E. D., P. P. & A. & I. O. - Alfred POPE, sub-postmaster.  Letters from Beaminster R.S.O. received at 8.10 a.m. & 4.40 p.m.; despatched at 5.10; sundays neither delivery or dispatch.  Telegraph office open on week days from 8 a.m.; sundays from 8 to 10 a.m.

Wall Pillar Box, Drimpton, cleared at 3.35 p.m. week days only.

Wall Letter Box, Blackdown (letters from Crewkerne), cleared at 3.30 p.m. week days only.

Letters for Birdsmoorgate are received from Charmouth R.S.O. at 10.30 a.m.  Nearest post office at Marshalsea.

 

Schools

Endowed Grammar, Blackdown, founded 1725; average attendance, 7 boys; Emmanuel HANNAFORD, master.

Elementary, Broadwindsor (mixed), built in 1835, & restored in 1878, for 120 children; average attendance, 102; Charles H. TAYLOR, master; Mrs. Maud Ellen SMITH, mistress.

Elementary, Blackdown (mixed), built in 1847, for 70 children; average attendance 33; Mrs. Emily LIDDELL, mistress.

Elementary, Drimpton (mixed), built in 1874, & enlarged in 1886, to hold 100 children; average attendance 54; Joel STUDLEY, master

 

County Police, John HAINES, constable, Birdsmoorgate; & Charles CHURCHILL, constable, Broadwindsor.

Carrier to Crewkerne. - George SYMES, of Burstock, tues. thurs. & sat.

BROADWINDSOR

 

 

 

Surname

First Names

Occupation

Location

ELVEY

Frank

Dr.

Hayes house

HUTCHINGS Rev.

Geo. Cyril M.A.

Vicar

 

KNOTT Rev.

Percy Temple Phillips M.A.

Curate

 

MEECH Mrs

 

 

Lewesdon view

SLADE Mrs

 

 

 

STEVENS Mrs.

 

 

Blagdon

STEVENS

Thomas Studley

 

Littlewindsor

TUDOR Rev.

Charles Mowbray M.A.

Curate

Manor house

VINE Rev.

Walter B.A.

Congregational

The Manse

 

 

 

 

COMMERCIAL

 

 

 

BAILEY

Ernest

Blacksmith

Coles Cross

BARNES

Albert

Hair Dresser

 

BRYANT

John

Farmer

Lowdown Farm

BRYANT

William

Farmer

Racedown Farm

CADDY

Robert

Farmer

Sandford

CADDY

Thos.

Dairyman

Higher Park

CASE

Thomas

Shoe Maker

 

CHUBB

Henry

Carpenter & Wheelwright

Netherhay

CHURCHILL

William

Shopkpr.

Racedown

CROSS

Samuel H.

Farmer

East Swilletts (postal address Seaboro`

 

 

 

Crewkerne)

DOMMETT

William

Farmer

 

EDWARDS

Edwin Thomas

Cattle Dealer

 

ELLIOT

James

Stone Mason

 

FRAMPTON

Tom

Farmer

Whitley

FRY

Joseph

Farmer

Newnham

GIBBS

Robert

Farmer

Sandpit

GREENING

John

Assistant overseer & clerk to Parish Council & tax collector

HANN

Joseph

Dairyman

Lower Park

HANSFORD

Thos. Hy.

Farmer

Honeycomb

HAYES

Alfred Mitchell

Blacksmith

 

HEDDITCH

John

Farmer

Netherhay

HOLT

George

 

White Lion Inn

HOLT

Joseph

Stone Mason & Shopkeeper

HURDING

Joseph

Carpenter & Wheelwright

Sandpit

JEFFERY

Henry

Farmer

 

JOHNSTONE

George

Farmer

Knapp

MEECH

Cordnelius Matthew

Registrar of Births & Deaths & collector, relieving & vaccination

 

 

officer for Netherbury district, Beaminster Union.

MEECH

Francis

Farmer

Potwell

MEECH

Mary A. (Mrs)

Deputy registrar of Births & Marriages

NORMAN

Chas.

Tailor & Cross Keys PH

POPE

Alfred Wm.

Grocer

Post Office

READER

John

Baker & Grocer

 

READING ROOM (Rev. P.T.H. KNOTT, sec)

 

ROWE

Daniel

Painter, Carpenter & Wheelwright

SALWAY

Ruth (Mrs.)

Grocer, ironmonger, patent medicine dealer & boot dealer

SALWAY

William

Baker

 

SHINER

Phillip

Carpenter

 

SHUTLER

Amos

Butcher

 

SMITH

William

Shoemaker

 

STAPLE

Geo.

Poultry breedr.

Colcombe

STEVENS

Thos. Studley

Farmer

Littlewindsor

STUDLEY

Henry George

Commercial and Family Inn

TUCK

Daniel

Thatcher

 

WAKELY

Jos. Farnham

Farmer

Wansley

WAKELY

Wm. Bond

Farmer

Horn Bark

WALROND

Hy.

Farmer & Teazle Grower

Childhay

WARREN

Daniel

Frmr

Common Water

WAY

Henry Roper

Apartments

The Lodge

WHITEMORE

Henry John

Carpenter & Wheelwright

 

 

 

 

DRIMPTON

 

 

 

BUSSELL

George

 

Hayden Villa

FONE Mrs.

 

 

Hayden Villa

 

 

 

 

COMMERCIAL

 

 

 

BUSSELL

Alfred Ben

Farmer

 

FOXWELL

Arthur William

Farmer

 

GREENHAM

John

Bootmaker

 

HARDY

Thomas

Farmer

 

HOOPER

Frank

Royal Oak PH & Shopkeeper

LOCKYER

Robert

Farmer

The Axe

MAJOR

William John

Farmer

 

MILLER

James E

Farmer

 

SLADE

George D

 

New Inn

WAKELY

Arthur

Grocer

 

 

 

 

 

BLACKDOWN

 

 

 

(Postal Address, Crewkerne.)

 

 

PINNEY

Albert

 

The Firs

PINNEY

Edward

J.P.

Blackdown House

BAILEY

Ernest

Blacksmith

 

BAILEY

Willaim

Stone Mason

 

COOMBS

Daniel

Shopkeeper

 

CROSS

Thomas

Farmer

 

FOXWELL

Mark

Farmer

 

HODGES

Charles

 

George Inn

JOHNSON

Walter

Farmer

 

KNIGHT

Willaim

Road Contractor

 

 

 

 

 

BIRDSMOORGATE

 

 

 

(Postal Address, Charmouth R.S.O.)

 

 

WALTON

John

 

Sea View

JOHNSTONE

Henry James

Farmer

Castlewood Farm

LOVING

Charles

 

Rose & Crown P.H.

SPILLER

George

Horse Trainer

Templeman's Ash

WHITE

Henry

Threshing Machine Owner

 

 

 

 

DIBBERFORD

 

 

 

MABER

Dan

Dairyman

 

MEECH

George

Farmer

 

PERRIN

Joseph

Farmer

 

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