Place:Milborne-Stileham, Dorset, England

TypeHamlet, Parish
Coordinates50.7543°N 2.2424°W
Located inDorset, England     ( - 1933)
See alsoBlandford Registration District, Dorset, Englandregistration district of which it was part
Bere Regis, Dorset, Englandparish of which it was a part prior to 1866
Blandford Rural, Dorset, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
Milborne, Dorset, Englandparish which absorbed it in 1933
Milborne St. Andrew, Dorset, Englandcivil parish which took over from Milborne in 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Milborne-Stileham from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"MILBORNE-STILEHAM, a hamlet in Bere-Regis parish, Dorset; adjacent to Milborne-St. Andrew, 4 miles NW of Bere-Regis. Real property: £1,652. Population: 290."

Milborne-Stileham was a parish in its own right from 1866 until 1933 when it merged with the neighbouring parish of Milborne St. Andrew to become Milborne. The name reverted to Milborne St. Andrew in 1974 when it joined the administrative district of North Dorset. Records for Milborne-Stileham for dates prior to 1866 will probably be found under Bere Regis. Dorset Online Parish Clerks have baptisms and burials for Milborne-Stileham from 1813 and marriages from 1570.

A sketchmap of the rural district can be viewed at Blandford Rural District.

Dorset Research Tips

One of the many maps available on the website A Vision of Britain through Time is one from the Ordnance Survey Series of 1900 illustrating the parish boundaries of Dorset at the turn of the 20th century. This map blows up to show all the parishes and many of the small villages and hamlets. The internal boundaries on this map are the rural districts which are indicated in the "See Also" box for the place concerned (unless it is an urban parish).

The following websites have pages explaining their provisions in WeRelate's Repository Section. Some provide free online databases. Some are linked to Ancestry.

  • GENUKI makes a great many suggestions as to other websites with worthwhile information about Dorset, but it has left the 19th century descriptions of each of the ecclesiastical parishes to UK Genealogy Archives.
  • FamilySearch Wiki provides a similar information service to GENUKI which may be more up-to-date, but UK Genealogy Archives may prove more helpful.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time has
  1. organization charts of the hierarchies of parishes within hundreds, registration districts and rural and urban districts up to 1974
  2. excerpts from gazetteers of the late 19th century outlining individual towns and parishes
  3. reviews of population through the time period 1800-1960
  • More local sources can often be found by referring to "What Links Here" in the column on the left.