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Kingston in the Purbeck Hills

village website   •   registered one-place study  •   part of Dorset OPC project

Parish Registers

Baptism Registers


The baptism registers date from 1877 but have not yet been deposited with the Dorset History Centre in Dorchester.

The priest-in-charge and churchwardens declined our request in 2010 to transcribe the baptism registers held at the church for the benefit of researchers. However, researchers can view the baptism registers in person at the church by making an appointment*.

*Please email us at info@kingstonopc.org.uk if you wish to make an appointment to view the baptism registers in person at the church and we will put you in contact with the priest-in-charge. There is a standard charge, laid down by the Archbishop’s Council, of £19 for each copy of an entry provided. Should a search take longer than an hour, an extra £16 per hour would be payable.

Before 1877, Kingston was a chapelry of Corfe Castle and baptisms were recorded in the Corfe Castle baptism registers. Transcriptions of these registers can be found on the Corfe Castle OPC site (opens in new window).


Marriage Registers

The marriage registers date from 1865. The marriage registers for the period 1865 to 1967 have been deposited at the Dorset History Centre in Dorchester.

Marriage entries for the period 1865 - 1954 have been transcribed and can be accessed by clicking here.

Before 1867, marriages at the Kingston Chapel were recorded in the Corfe Castle marriage registers.

Full transcriptions for marriages conducted at the Kingston Chapel for the period 1837 - 1867 will be available here from mid-September 2012.

Transcriptions of early marriage registers can be found on the Corfe Castle OPC site (opens in new window).


Burial Registers

The burial registers date from 1877 but have not yet been deposited with the Dorset History Centre in Dorchester.

Information from the burial registers held at the church was indexed in 2004 by Patricia Jones. Information for burials from 1877 to 1977 can be accessed by clicking here.

Please email us at info@kingstonopc.org.uk if you wish to make an appointment to view the burial registers in person at the church and we will put you in contact with the priest-in-charge. There is a standard charge, laid down by the Archbishop’s Council, of £19 for each copy of an entry provided. Should a search take longer than an hour, an extra £16 per hour would be payable.

Before 1877, Kingston was a chapelry of Corfe Castle and burials were recorded in the Corfe Castle burial registers. Transcriptions of these registers can be found on the Corfe Castle OPC site (opens in new window).