Buckhorn Weston

St Mary's Tyneham
St John the Baptist, Buckhorn Weston

Buckhorn Weston is a scattered parish on the Dorset/Somerset border 4 miles south-east of Wincanton, 4 miles south-west of Gillingham and 8 miles north-west of Shaftesbury.

The church of St John the Baptist is situated on the hillside. A church has existed here from the beginning of the 13th century, part of the north chancel wall dates from this period. The wrought iron gates which were made in memory of Captain Hugh Stapleton can be seen. The south porch also dates from the 13th century and due to subsidence has a 20% slope.

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Census Transcription of the 1841 Census
Parish Registers  
Postal Directories Hunts 1851, Kelly's 1889, Topographical Dictionary 1831
Other Records Monumental Inscriptions
Civic Cemetery
, St John the Baptist

Poor Rate in 1679 & 1719
Protestation Returns

Return of Landowners 1871
Photographs Photographs of the church and village by Lynda Mudle-Small
Useful Links  
Wills Thomas Davidge [d. 1582]
Thomas Davidge [Yeoman of Buckhorn Weston d. 1605]
George Davidge [Yeoman of Buckhorn Weston d. 1658]
Henry Davidge [Yeoman of Buckhorn Weston d. 1705]
Maps The 1891 ordnance survey maps of the parish can be seen at the old-maps site, just enter 'Buckhorn Weston' under place search. For modern location maps visit:-  www.multimap.com

Records held at the Dorset History Centre
Christenings 1677-1952. Marriages 1679-1992. Burials 1677-1929.


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