Dorset OPC

Winfrith Newburgh

including East Burton

Dorset OPC

Winfrith Newburgh is a large parish about 8 miles south west of Wareham. The parish church is dedicated to St Christopher and was fully restored and enlarged in 1854. At this time the north aisle was added, however some Norman architectural features still remain, the most notable being the north doorway. The registers date from 1585. The manor is very ancient and originally belonged to the Newburgh family.

Photographs courtesy of Jim Parsons & Dorinda Miles

East Knighton, East and West Burton, Portway and East Fossil are all hamlets within the parish. At East Burton there is a chapel that is served by the clergy of the parish church. In 1895 there was a post office, and a National School. At East Burton a school was attached to the chapel. Carriers were available going to Weymouth and Dorchester most days. The parish comprises 4496 acres and the chief crops used to be barley, wheat and oats with a large area of pasture. The population in 1891 was 869.

Until 1923 East Burton was a chapelry of Winfrith Newburgh and thereafter a chapelry of Wool, only separate Baptism records exist from 1840 to 1890 (see below). The small Church is located in the hamlet of Giddy Green and is nowadays used by the Purbeck Vineyard Church.

The new Online Parish Clerk (OPC) for Winfrith Newburgh is Ivan Gould
Please place the words 'OPC Winfrith Newburgh' as your subject for e-mails (click on Ivan's name above to generate a pre-addressed email)

Census 1841 Census [Chris Jeffery]
1851 Census ED8A, ED8B [Ivan Gould]
1861 Census ED8,  ED9 [Rob Andrews, Royston Clarke]
1871 Census ED9, ED10 [Ivan Gould]
1881 Census [Janet Courtney]
1891 Census [Emma Squires]
1901 Census [Ivan Gould]
1911 Census ED7, ED8 [Ivan Gould]
Parish Registers Parish Registers date from 1578, there are Bishop's Transcripts from 1731-1880
Baptisms 1585-1700
, 1701-1750, 1751-1800,
, 1842-1874, 1874-1906
Marriages 1585-1735
, 1736-1837, 1837-1873, 1874-1921
Marriage Banns 1754-1771
, 1772-1804, 1805-1812, 1866-1921
Burials 1585-1699
, 1700-1770, 1771-1841,
, 1866-1933, 1933-1992
East Burton Baptisms 1840-1890
Photographs Photographs of Winfrith Newburgh church
East Burton Chapel [External Link]
Church Memorials Photographs & transcriptions of Church Memorials from the interior of the church
Photographs of Memorial Headstones in the Churchyard
East Burton Chapel Memorial Inscriptions index [Jan Hibberd]
War Memorials Names from the Winfrith Newburgh War Memorials
Postal Directories  
Rectors A list of the Rectors 1260-2004
Wills A list of Wills of Winfrith Newburgh residents and where they can be found.
Other Records Harry Bagg 1895-1915
Protestation Returns 1641-2
Click on the thumbnail map to the left for a large scale map of the parish

Old Postcard of The Beeches, Winfrith, courtesy of Jacky Machin


Visitors to Dorset OPC

shopify site analytics

Privacy Policy

Copyright (c) 2018 Dorset OPC Project