St Mary's Pilsdon
Pilsdon St Mary's courtesy of http://www.peterwalker.info

Pilsdon is a tiny village 6 miles north of Bridport, 7 miles south-west of Crewkerne and 5 miles west of Beaminster.

The small church of St Mary's was almost entirely rebuilt in 1830. Built in the early English style it has a small western turret containing one bell.

The village contains a house where the Royalist judge, Sir Hugh Wyndham, lived and which was once raided in the incorrect belief that King Charles was taking refuge there, he was in fact hiding at Sir Hugh's nephews house in Trent.

Pilsdon is most famous for its hill. 'Pilsdon Pen' until recently thought to be the highest hill in the county at 909 feet is topped with an Iron Age fort thought to have been abandoned after the Roman invasion.

The Online Parish Clerk (OPC) for Pilsdon is Carrie Meerten
Please note I am currently unable to contact Carrie by email, will update page when I have some news

Census Pilsdon Census returns 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871
1891 Census [John Ridout]
Parish Registers Baptisms 1787-1826, 1827-1835
Marriages 1754 to 1809 by Peter Collins
Burials 1852-1965
Postal Directories Kelly's Directories 1889, 1895, 1915 & 1920
Other Records
Useful Links  
Other information
Maps The 1891 Ordnance Survey maps of the parish can be seen at the old-maps site, just enter 'Pilsdon' under place search.
For modern location maps visit:  www.multimap.com


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