Extract from Kelly's Directory 1915

Transcribed for the OPC Project by Valerie Robbins

ALDERHOLT is a parish, formed in 1894 by the Local Government Board, and a village, 1 mile north-east from Daggons Road station on the Salisbury and Dorset branch of the London and South-Western Railway, 16 miles south-west from Salisbury, 14 north-east from Wimborne and 99 and a half from London, in the Northern division of the county, petty sessional division and county court district of Wimborne, hundred of Cranborne, union of Wimborne and Cranborne, rural deanery of Wimborne, archdeaconry of Dorset and diocese of Salisbury; the rivers Blackwater and Alder flow through the parish.  Alderholt, Daggons, Crendell and Cripplestyle, formerly hamlets of Cranborne, were formed November 14 1849, into a district for ecclesiastical purposes.  The church of St. James at Daggons, erected by the Marquess of Salisbury, is a building of local sandstone in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, western porch, and a turret containing one bell; there are 150 sittings.  The register dates from the year 1849.  The living is a vicarage, net yearly value 199 in the gift of the vicar of Cranborne, and held since 1913 by the Rev. Daniel Frederic Slemeck MA of Keble College, Oxford.  There is a Congregational chapel at Cripplestyle, built in 1888, and seating 135, and one at Alderholt.  Near Cripplestyle and elsewhere in the parish are tumuli.  Alderholt Park, the seat of George Onslow Churchill Esq. JP comprises about 50 acres.  The principal landowners are the Marquess of Salisbury KG., PC.,GCVO.,CB who is lord of the manor, and G.O. Churchill Esq JP.  The area is 3,769 acres; rateable value 2,959; population in 1911 was 741 in the civil and 753 in the ecclesiastical parish.

Parish Clerk, Fred Hibberd.

Post, MO & Telegraph Office   Alderholt – Jesse Titt Sub-postmaster

Letters through Salisbury via Sandle Heath

Wall Letter Boxes – Alderholt and Crendell

County Police, Robert Riggs, constable

Elementary School (mixed) built in 1847 & enlarged about 1874 & again in 1912 for 164 children; & is supported in part by the Marques of Salisbury; Percy Charles Bracher, master.

Railway Station – Daggons Road, William Mark Tennant, station master.


CHURCHILL Geo Onslow JP Alderholt Park
Edwards Alfred O Dendells
Fairlie James The Oaks
Hibberd Mrs. K Daggons Road
Hiscock Augustus, Daggons Road
Kearl Charles  
Lush Mrs. Hillbury
Newman Frederick George Red House
Nicklen Miss Ashcroft Cottage
Noyce Alfred  
Slemeck Rev Daniel Frederic MA (vicar) The Vicarage, Daggons
Smith-Gordon Sir Lionel Bart Alderholt Lodge
Stratton Jesse Arden
Sturt Miss Birch Hill House
Taylor George Claphan Claremont
Watts Mrs Alderholt Mill House



Bailey Frederick Joel Miller (water)
Brewer Tom Farmer, Crendell
Brewer Wm David Farmer, Fern Hill
Butler Alex Farmer Harts Farm, Daggons
Daggons Road Brick Works Ltd. Brick manufacturers, Daggons
Edsall Leonard Blacksmith
Foster Arthur Farmer, Cripplestyle
Fry Ann (Mrs) Farmer Crendell
Fry George Farmer and timber merchant, Crendell
Hayter Alex & Benj Farmers, Warren Farm
Hibberd Fred Farmer and parish clerk, Daggons
Hoddinott James Henry Poultry dir
Hood Albert Farmer, Bull Hill
Hood Henry Farmer, Bull Hill
Kenchington Sidney Woodman to GO Churchill Esq
Lane William Farmer
Lockyer Edgar Farmer, Crendell
Loder Thomas Farmer, Mill Farm
Nicklen Edward Grocer, Daggons Road
Nicklen Fran Farmer, Gravel Pits Farm
Nicklen George Farmer, Daggons
Nicklen James Farmer, Home Farm
Palmer Kate (Mrs) & Sons Grocers
Parsons Claud R Farmer, Hill Farm
Philpott Edgar Churchill Arms Public House, Daggons Road
Pressley Albert George Farmer, Cross Roads Farm
Rake Shannon Brick manufacturer
Rooke Charles Carpenter
Rose George Farmer
Rose James Farmer
Rose Mary (Mrs) Farmer
Scammel Mary (Mrs) Farmer, Manor Farm
Shearing Daniel Farmer, Hawk Hill
Shearing James Carpenter
Sims Josiah Farmer, Vale acre, Cripplestyle (postal address, Cranborne, Salisbury)
Stickland Henry George Farmer
Titt Jesse Cycle agent & post office
Wallace Richard Coal and wood dealer
White John Wheelwright Daggons
Zebedee Arthur Farmer, Daggons

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