Place:Netherbury, Dorset, England

Alt namesNiderberiesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 95
Coordinates50.783°N 2.75°W
Located inDorset, England
See alsoBeaminster Registration District, Dorset, Englandregistration district of which it was part
Beaminster Rural, Dorset, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1974
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source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Netherbury is a village and civil parish in the English county of Dorset. It now lies within the West Dorset administrative district and is sited by the small River Brit, south of Beaminster and north of Bridport. The A3066 road connecting those towns lies 0.5 miles to the east. In the 2011 census the parish—which includes the small settlements of Dottery, Melplash, North Bowood, South Bowood, Salway Ash, Wooth, Atrim and Mangerton (all redirected here)—had a population of 1,314. The population of the village of Netherbury was 1,276.

The valley of the River Brit used to contain several mills which processed the flax for use in the rope-making industry at Bridport. In Netherbury the river is crossed by a 17th-century bridge which has three arches which are all dissimilar; the large round eastern arch is constructed for the millrace.

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.

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