Hinton St Mary

Photographs  ŠLynda Mudle-Small, March 2003

Hinton St Mary  (Haintune in the Domesday Book) is a parish near the Riiver Stour, 1 mile north of Sturminster Newton. The Parishes of Marnhull and Sturminster Newton are to the north and south and the parish of Manston the the east. The history of the village dates back to Roman times and a mosaic pavement found here is famous. The church of St Peter is a stone building in the Perpendicular style, being completely rebuilt in 1846. 

The church registers date from 1581. In 1895 there was a Primitive Methodist chapel in the parish. The fine Manor House and the church stand side by side.  The soil is clay and limestone with the main crops during the 19th century being wheat, barley, roots and pasture. The area is 982 acres and in 1895 there was a National School for 70 children. The population in 1851 was 345; in 1861, 342; 1871, 328; 1881, 296; 1891, 252; 237 in 1931 and 250 in 2001.

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Census 1841 Census on site
1851 Census on site
1861 Census on site
1871 Census on site
1881 Census on site
1891 Census on site
1901 Census on site
Parish Registers
Baptisms 1731 - 1880
Marriages 1732 - 1847
Burials 1731 -1812
Postal Directories Kelly's Directories 1855, 1867, 1875, 1880, 1895, 1935
Militia Records
War Service 1918
Militia List 1799 has been transcribed.
List of Absent Voters 1918 with regiment details
Land Tax & Land Owners Land Tax Assessments 1780 to 1830 are available but not yet transcribed
Monumental Inscriptions Monumental Inscriptions index for St Mary's Church
Monumental Inscriptions index for Civic Cemetery
Churchwardens Accounts 1789-1922 to be transcribed / indexed
The Workhouse Details of residents from Hinton St Mary in the local Sturminster Newton Workhouse at census time.
Wills An index of Persons from Hinton St Mary who made Wills or for whom there are Letters of Administration or Inventories
Poor Law Records 1836-1898 to be transcribed / indexed
Photographs Some photographs of the parish
15th & 16th century records A transcript of the Protestation Return 1641 and the Hearth Taxes 1642-1644. Tudor Subsidies also available.
Links Hinton St Mary Community Web Site [External]
Maps The 1891 Ordnance Survey maps of the parish can be seen at the old-maps site, just enter 'Hinton St Mary' under place search.
For modern location maps visit:-  www.multimap.com

For a 1920s map of the area click on the map on the left

Records held at the Dorset History Centre
Christenings 1581-1887. Marriages 1581-1983. Burials 1581-1972.


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