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Revision as of 09:39, 14 August 2009

Situated on the south coast of England, Dorset is very rural and contains mainly small towns and villages.

The county Town is Dorchester which was the home of Thomas Hardy. Other main towns include Poole, which has the second largest natural harbour in the world. It is the home of the Tolpuddle Martyrs and famous for Durdle Door.

Lyme Regis, with the Cobb made famous by Jane Austen in her novel “Persuasion”, is the location for “the French Lieutenant’s Woman” by John Fowles.

The coastal areas of Lyme Regis and Charmouth are well known by fossil hunters; Mary Anning having discovered an icthyosaurus locally.

Dorset is said to be the home of Scouting, with the first scout camp organised by Sir Robert Baden Powell on Brownsea Island in August 1907. Thomas Hardy, the writer, was born at Upper Brockhampton, near Dorchester.


County town: Dorchester

Other major towns: Poole, Weymouth


Dorset Places of Worship


Regional Projects Forum

Source: Wikipedia

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Countywide Interest


Specific Town and Village Interest


Maps and Photographs

Register Office

The Dorset Registration Service has three main offices.

Bournemouth and Poole are now separate authorities and are not connected to the three main offices, they are therefore listed separately.

Certificate Ordering Information: Certificates - Dorset For You


North Dorset Registration Districts

Blandford Office
Salisbury Road
Blandford
DT11 7LN


East Dorset Registration District

Ferndown Office
King George V Pavilion
Peter Grant Way
Church Road
Ferndown
BH22 9EN


South and West Dorset Registration District

Weymouth Office
The Guildhall
St Edmund Street
Weymouth
DT4 8AS

Certificate Orders can be placed by telephone and payment made by credit card at 01305 or 01202/ 225153.


Bournemouth

Bournemouth Register Office
The Town Hall
Bourne Avenue
Bournemouth
BH2 6DY

Email: linda.lovett@bournemouth.gov.uk

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Poole

The Register Office
The Guildhall,
Market Street,
Poole,
BH15 1NP
Tel: 01202 633744

Email: registrars@poole.gov.uk

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Record Office & Archive Lookup Contacts

  • Bournemouth/Christchurch library frequently queenbee
  • Bournemouth library tinkerbe
  • Poole library less frequently queenbee


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Cemetery Lookup Contacts


Photo Offers

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