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Dorset Civil Divisions - Between the Anglo-Saxon period and the Local Government Act (1888), the county of Dorset was divided into hundreds, liberties and boroughs. The Local Government Act (1888) replaced the hundreds and liberties with urban and rural districts, based on the sanitary districts of the Poor Law Unions which existed in parallel with the hundreds/liberties from 1834.

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Ancient County of Dorset

Hundreds

Chalbury
Gussage St Michael
Hinton Martell
Hinton Parva
Horton
More Crichel
Shapwick
Tarrant Crawford
Wimborne Minster (a borough pre-Conquest)
(Holt and Pamphill were created in 1894 from Wimborne Minster, and Colehill in 1896 from Holt)
Beaminster
Bradpole
Chedington
Chardstock (transferred to Devon 1896)
Corscombe
Mapperton
Mosterton
Netherbury
North Poorton
South Perrott
Stoke Abbott
Toller Porcorum (part)
Wambrook (transferred to Somerset 1895)
Bere Regis
Winterborne Kingston
(Milborne Stileham was created from Bere Regis and Winterborne Kingston in 1866)
Holwell (transferred from Somerset 1844)
Lydlinch
Stalbridge
Stock Gaylard (absorbed by Lydlinch 1884)
Stourton Caundle
Buckland Newton
Glanvilles Wootton
Mappowder
Pulham (part)
Cattistock
Cerne Abbas
Godmanstone
Hilfield
Hawkchurch (part) (transferred to Devon 1896)
Nether Cerne
West Compton
Canford Magna
Charlton Marshall
Corfe Mullen
Hamworthy
Lytchett Matravers
Lytchett Minster
Poole (part of Canford Magna; borough from 1248; County of Itself 1571)
Sturminster Marshall,Dorset
(Kinson, Longfleet and Parkstone were created from Canford Magna 1866)
Anderson
Blandford Forum (borough from 1605)
Blandford St Mary
Bloxworth
Winterborne Clenston
Winterborne Tomson
Winterborne Whitchurch
Corfe Castle (borough from 1268 or 1576)
Ashmore
Belchalwell (divided between Okeford Fitzpaine and Fifehead Neville 1884)
Cranborne (part)
East Woodyates (created 1858)
Edmondsham (part)
Farnham
Hampreston (part; entire from the 1860s, when the other part was transferred from Hampshire)
Pentridge
Shillingstone
Tarrant Gunville
Tarrant Rushton
Tollard Royal (divided between Dorset and Wiltshire until the 1880s, when the Dorset part was transferred to Wiltshire)
Turnworth
West Parley
Witchampton
(Alderholt and Verwood were created from Cranborne in 1894)
Broadwey
Buckland Ripers
Chickerell (part)
Melcombe Regis (part of Radipole; a borough from 1268)
Osmington
Radipole
Upwey (part)
West Knighton
West Stafford
Whitcombe
Winterborne Came (part)
Winterborne Herringston
Winterborne Monkton
Askerswell
Hooke
Long Bredy
Powerstock (part)
Winterbourne Abbas
Wraxall
Allington
Shipton Gorge
Walditch
Arne
Church Knowle
East Holme
Kimmeridge
Steeple
Tyneham
Affpuddle
Turners Puddle
Gussage All Saints
Long Crichel
Woodlands
Almer
Morden
Spetisbury
Bryanston
Durweston
Fifehead Neville
Hammoon
Hazelbury Bryan
Iwerne Stepleton
Langton Long Blandford
Pimperne
Stourpaine
Tarrant Hinton
Tarrant Keyneston
Tarrant Launceston
Tarrant Rawston
Winterborne Houghton
Winterborne Stickland
Athelhampton
Burleston
Milborne St Andrew (part)
Puddletown
Tincleton
Tolpuddle
Buckhorn Weston
Child Okeford
East Stour
Fifehead Magdalen
Hanford (from 1858)
Iwerne Courtney
Kington Magna
Manston
Silton
Sutton Waldron
Todber
West Stour
Langton Matravers
Studland
Swanage
Worth Matravers
Winterborne Zelston
Bradford Peverell
Broadmayne
Charminster
Frome Whitfield (absorbed by Dorchester Holy Trinity in 1610)
Stinsford
Stratton
Winterborne St Martin
Beer Hackett
Bishops Caundle
Bradford Abbas
Castleton
Caundle Marsh
Folke
Haydon
Holnest
Leweston (from 1858)
Lillington
Longburton
Nether Compton
North Wootton
Oborne
Over Compton
Purse Caundle
Sherborne (a borough from 1227)
Thornford
Up Cerne
Cann
Compton Abbas
East Orchard
Fontmell Magna
Iwerne Minster
Melbury Abbas
Sixpenny Handley
West Orchard
Hinton St Mary
Margaret Marsh
Marnhull
Okeford Fitzpaine
Sturminster Newton
Chilfrome
East Chelborough
Evershot
Frome St Quintin
Frome Vauchurch
Maiden Newton
Melbury Sampford
Rampisham
Toller Fratrum
Toller Porcorum (part)
West Chelborough
Wynford Eagle
Abbotsbury
Chilcombe
Fleet
Hawkchurch (part)
Kingston Russell
Langton Herring
Littlebredy
Litton Cheney
Portesham
Puncknowle
Swyre
Weymouth (part of Wyke Regis; a borough from 1252)
Winterbourne Steepleton
Chettle
Cranborne (part)
Tarrant Monkton
Burstock
Catherston Leweston
Charmouth
Chideock
Lyme Regis
Marshwood
Pilsdon
Stanton St Gabriel
Stockland (part) (transferred to Devon 1844)
Symondsbury
Thorncombe (transferred to Devon 1844 and back to Dorset 1896)
Whitchurch Canonicorum
Wootton Fitzpaine
Cheselbourne
Hilton
Ibberton
Melcombe Horsey
Milton Abbas
Stoke Wake
Woolland
Wimborne All Saints (absorbed by Wimborne St Giles 1732)]
Wimborne St Giles
West Woodyates (created 1858)
Coombe Keynes
East Lulworth
East Stoke
Moreton (part)
Owermoigne (later a separate liberty)
Poxwell
Warmwell
Watercombe (from 1858)
Winfrith Newburgh
Woodsford
Batcombe
Clifton Maybank
Melbury Bubb
Melbury Osmond
Yetminster
(Chetnole and Leigh were created from Yetminster in 1866)

Liberties

Main article: Dorset Liberties

Boroughs

Boroughs, pre-Conquest

Boroughs, post-Conquest

"Lapsed" boroughs

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