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Winterborne Houghton

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Winterborne Houghton is a small village less than a mile from Winterborne Stickland and about 5 miles west of Blandford Forum. The church of St Andrew (designed by Thomas Henry Wyatt) was rebuilt in 1862 on the site of a former 13th century church from which original materials were reused. The tower contains 3 bells all of which predate the present structure. The village takes its name from the small Winterborne Stream which rises near the village, Houghton most probably derives from the manorial affix meaning 'Hugh's Estate'.

The OPC for Winterborne Houghton is Duane Robbins

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Census Transcription of the 1841, 1851 & 1861 Census
Transcription of the 1871, 1891 & 1901 Census
Parish Registers Baptisms 1731-1880 [Bishops Transcripts]
Marriages 1731-1840 [BT/PR]
Burials 1731-1880 [Bishops Transcripts]
Photographs Photographs of Winterborne Houghton
Monumental Inscriptions St Andrew's Monumental Inscriptions index
Other Records Protestation Return 1641
Useful Links  
Maps The 1891 Ordnance Survey maps of the parish can be seen at the old-maps site, just enter 'Winterborne Houghton' under place search.
For modern location maps visit:

Records held at the Dorset History Centre
[Ref PE-WHO]
Christenings 1559-2000. Marriages 1558-1806, 1813-1996. Burials 1558-2001.


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