Transcribed by Dorinda Miles and reproduced courtesy of Dorset County Council Library Service

Extract from Kelly’s Directory of Dorsetshire 1895

PAMPHILL, adjoining Wimborne Minster on the north-west, was constituted a separate civil parish out of Wimborne by an order of the Dorset County Council, 23 June 1894, and confirmed by the Local Government Board, Sept 18 1894, in accordance with the “Local Government Act 1894”.


The parish includes Pamphill, Hill Butts, Kingston Lacy and Cowgrove. It is in the Eastern division of the county, Badbury hundred, Wimborne union, county court district and petty sessional division.

Kingston Lacy, a handsome stone mansion standing in a park of 420 acres, is the seat of Walter Ralph Bankes esq. D L, J P who is Lord of the Manor and sole landowner.

Wall letter box, Hill Butts, cleared at 8am & 6pm. No collection on Sundays.

National School: (boys & girls), built 1698, for 90 children; average attendance 77; supported partly by endowment from Gillingham’s charity; John Albert Nicholson, Master.


Private Residents


BANKES Walter Ralph D L, J P, Kingston Lacy
JENNINGS Miss, Elm Grove
LODDER Thomas, Hill Butts
LUNSDAINE Jas, 1 Clear Cottages, Hill Butts
PATEY Miss, Farr’s Cottage
PATEY Russell
REID Major-Gen Blair, Stone House
RICHARDS Mrs, Chilbridge
SMITH Mrs, Pamphill Manor




BARNES Francis, farmer, Hill Butts
BUDDEN Edmund C, Blacksmith, Abbott Street
CHISSELL Jn Pearce, farmer, Cowgrove Farm
COAKES William, farmer, Stone
GALPIN John, wheelwright
GALPIN William, head gardener to W R Bankes esq, Kingston Lacy
GOOD Jn Geo. Farmer, Bradford Farm
GRANT Jn, estate carpenter, Hill Butts
HABGOOD William, thatcher
HOARE Edwin, gamekeeper to W R Bankes esq, Kingston Lacy
LODDER Thomas (Chislett & Lodder) joint steward of the Kingston Lacy & Corfe Castle estates, clerk to the church governors & clerk to the governors of Wimborne Grammar school, office, Hill butts
ORCHARD James, beer retailer
PARRETT Charles Daniel, farmer
PHIPPEN Frederick, farm bailiff to W R Bankes esq, Home Farm, Kingston Lacy
RAWLINS Mary (Mrs), farmer, Barford Farm
RICHARDS Frederick, farmer, Hill Butts
SHEPPARD Ernest, dairyman, Cowgrove
SHEPPARD Frederick, dairy
WHITE Charles, farmer, Cowgrove
WHITEWOOD William Charles, brewery agent, 2 Clear cottages, Hill butts

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