Church of St Paul, Hammoon

Hammoon is a parish and small village on the River Stour to the east of Sturminster Newton. It is surrounded by the parishes of Okeford Fitzpaine and Shillingstone to the south and west, Child Okeford to the east and Manston to the north. The church of St Paul is a small ancient building comprising a nave, chancel, porch and bell turret. The church was restored in 1896 at a cost of 900. The Manor House is an attractive 16th century building of grey stone with a thatched roof. It was formerly the seat of the Moyon family

The church registers date from 1656. The parish covers an area of only 677 acres, the soil is clay, sand and gravel and the chief crops both in the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century were wheat, barley, oats, beans and grass. The population in 1851 was 73 persons, 1861 - 74, 1871 - 89, 1881 - 76, 1931 - 51, 2001 - 50. 

Photographs Lynda Mudle-Small, March 2003-2012.

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Census All available census have been transcribed 1841-1901   
Parish Registers Baptisms 1659 -1880
Marriages  1656 - 1845
Burials 1656 - 1880
Monumental Inscriptions Monumental Inscriptions at St Paul's Church
Postal Directories Kelly's Directories 1855, 1867, 1875, 1880, 1895, 1935
Militia Records

War Service 1918

Militia Ballot Lists 1796-1799 being transcribed
List of Absent Voters 1918
Land Tax & Land Owners Land Tax Assessments 1780 to 1830 and Owners of Land 1873
Churchwardens Accounts 1716-1902 to be transcribed/indexed
Overseers Accounts Extracts for 1716-1813 available 
Rectors A list of Rectors of the Parish from 1297
Photographs Some photographs of the parish
17th Century Records A list of those paying the Hearth Tax 1662-1664
A list of those in the Protestation Return of 1641
Tudor Subsidies Tudor Subsidies 1525-1594 transcribed
Maps The 1891 ordinance survey maps of the parish can be seen at the old-maps site, just enter 'Hammoon' under place search.
For modern location maps visit:-  www.multimap.com


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