Caundle Marsh

Caundle Marsh is a small parish 4 miles south east from Sherborne. The church of Sts Peter and Paul was rebuilt in 1857, however the registers date from the year 1667. There are stained glass windows to the Auber family and Wilmot, there is room for 70 persons. There was a charity of 1 which was distributed annually, 4/- to each of five poor men.

The area of the parish is 950 acres which is principally laid to pasture. There is a letter box near the Rectory but no post office. The children go to school at Caundle Bishop or Folke. The population in 1891 was 93. Most information from Kelly's Directory for 1895.

The Online Parish Clerk (OPC) for Caundle Marsh is Zoe Martin
Please place the words 'OPC Caundle Marsh' as your subject for e-mails.

Sadly on 5th July 2015 Caryl Parsons, formerly the OPC for Caundle Marsh passed away. Much of the material on this page has been donated to the OPC Project by Caryl, and we are deeply indebted to her for her support and contributions. Zoe has kindly confirmed that she will continue to act as OPC for the Parish.

Resources are available for look-up by contacting me. The list below represents the main transcriptions I have, there may well be other smaller items not listed, so it is always worth contacting me. I am familiar with the village and surrounding area.

Census 1841, 1851 & 1861
1871, 1881, 1891 & 1901 by Keith Searson
Parish Registers Transcriptions of the Parish Registers 
Baptisms 1704-1812  1813-18601861-1900 
Marriages 1706-1910
Burials 1702-1900,
Postal Directories
Other Records Miscellaneous Historical Items
Caundle Wake Militia 1799
Monumental Inscriptions
Survey of Caundle Marsh Common 1847
The 1891 ordnance survey maps of the parish can be seen at the old-maps site, just enter 'Caundle Marsh' under place search.
CaundleMarshMap.jpg (133529 bytes)
For modern location maps visit:- or click on the thumb nail opposite for a larger version


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