1851 Dorset Census


A DVD containing a set of scanned images of the 1851 Dorset census

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Scanned Only

This is a DVD set of scanned only images in jpeg format- You don’t have to install any other program.

Images are reproduced by courtesy of the Public Record Office, London.


Some of the film frames for this county are extremely poor – 90% of the scans are no problem.
JPEG version is available if preferred. (ie if you are on Apple Mac).


Dorset Census CD 1

HO 107/1851 Shaftesbury – Quality Good
Shaftesbury: Ashmore, Cann, Compton Abbas, East Orchard, East Stower, Fontmell Magna, Gillingam, Holy Trinity, Twerne Minster, Melbury Abbas, Motcombe, St. James. St. Peter, Stower Provost, Todbere, West Orchard, West Stower.

HO 107/1852 Sturminster – Quality Good
Bellchalwell, Caundle Stourton, Child Okeford, Fifehead Neville, Haselbury Brian, Hinton St. Mary. Lydlinch & Stock Gayland, Manston, Harnhull, Okeford Fitzpaine, Shillingstone, Stalbridge, Sturminster, Woolland.

HO 107/1853 Blandford – Quality Good
Stourpain, Anderson, Blandford Forum + Redo, Blandford St. Mary, Bryanstone, Charlton Marshall, Hilton, Iwerene Courtnay, Langton Long Blandford, Milborne St. Andrew, Milton Abbas, Pimperne, Spettisbury, Tarrant Crawford, Tarrant Gunville, Tarrant Hinton, Tarrant Launceston, Tarrant Rawsron, Turnworth, Winterborne Clenstone, Winterborne Kingston, Winterbourne Whitechurch.

HO 107/1855 Poole – Mostly Good
Poole, Canford, Hamworthy, Kinson, Longfleet, Lytchett Matravers, Lychett Minster, Parkstone, Poole St. James.

HO 107/1858 Dorchester – Needed lots of fixing

Dorset Census CD-2

Dorchester – Alton Pancras, Athelhampstone, Bradford Peverell, Broad Mayne, Buckland Newton, Cattistock, Cerne Abbas, Charminster, Chilfrome, Vanchurch, Chiselborne, Compton Abbas, Compton Valance, Dewlish, Dorchester, Fordington, Frampton, Frome St. Quinton, Godmanstone, Frome Whitfield, Hermitage, Little Bredy, Long Bredy, Maiden Newton, Mappowder, Melbury Bubb, Mintern Magna, Piddle Hinton, Piddle Trenthide, Piddletown, Pulham East and West, Stintsford, Stratton, Sydling, Tincleton, Toller Porcorum, Tolpuddle, Up Cerne, Warmwell, West Knighton, West Stafford, Winterbourne, Winterbourne Abbas, Winterbourne Came, Woodsford, Wootton Glanville.Dorset CD-2

HO 107/1854 Wimborne – Quality Good
Wimborne – Chalbury, Chettle, Corfe Mullen Cranborne, Edmondsham, Farnham, Farnham Tollard, Gussage, Hampreston, Hinton Martell, Horton, Long Critchell, Moore Critchell, Shapwick, Sixpenny Handley, Sturminster Marshall, West Parley, West Woodyates, Wimborne, Witchampton, Woodlands.

HO 107/1857 Weymouth – Fixed
Weymouth – Preston, Abbotsbury, Bincombe, Buckland Ripers, Chisel, Langton Herring, Little Moor, Melcombe Regis, Osmington, Owermoigne, Portisham, Portland, Poxwell, Radipole, Upway, West Checkerell, Weymouth, Weymouth Prison, Wyke Regis.

Dorset Census CD-3

HO 107/1856 Swanage – Lots of Problems
Swanage – Arne, Bere Regis, Bloxworth, Chaldon Herring, Church Knowle. Combe Keynes, Corfe Castle, East Holme, East Stoke, Wareham Holy Trinity, Kinneridge, Langton Matravers, Morden, Moreton, Offpuddle, St. Mary, Steeple, Studland, Swanage, Tyneham, West Lulworth, Winfrith, Wool Worth Matravers.

HO 107/1859 Sherborne – Some problems
Sherborne – Beer Hacket & Thornford, Bradford Abbas, Castleton, North Wootton, Caundle, Caundle Purse, Chetnole Leigh, Over & Nether Compton, Folke, Holnest Longburton, Holwell, Lillington, Marston Magna, Osborne Pointington, Sanford Orcas, Sherborne, Trent, Yetminster, Ryme.

HO 107/1860 Beaminster – A few problems
Beaminster, Bettiscombe, Broad Winsor, Burstock, Cheddington, Chelborough, Corscombe, Ebershot, Halstock, Hook, Mapperton, Marshwood, Melbury Osmund, Misterton – Somerset, Mosterton, Netherbury, North Poorton, Poorstock, Seaborough-Somerset, South Perrot, Stoke Abbot, Atoke Abbot Workhouse, Wraxall.

HO 107/1861 Bridport – Not too bad.
Allington, Asherswell, Bothenhampton, Bradpole, Bridport, Burton Bradstock. Chideock, Litton Cheney, Loder, Puncknowle, Shipton Gorge, Stanton St. Gabriel, Swyre, Symondsbury, Walditch, Whitchurch, Wootton Fitzpaine.


 For a more detailed description of all the villages on a certain film from the census – go to www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/ – type in the film # exactly – ie: HO 107/1995 it will give you the contents – you will have to read a little to see where to click next.