Almer with Mapperton

Kelly's Directory of Dorsetshire 1848

Transcribed by Dorinda Miles from a photocopy of the directory reproduced courtesy of
Dorset County Council Library Service.


ALMER, a parish in the Hundred of Loosebarrow and Blandford Union, 5 3/4 miles south-south-east from Blandford, contained, in 1841, with the hamlet of MAPPERTON, 189 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Dorset and the diocese of Salisbury, value 284, and in the patronage of John Samuel Wanley Sawbridge Erle Drax, esq., M.P., who is also lord of the manor; the Rev. Charles Sawbridge, B.A., is the present incumbent. The church, dedicated to St Mary, is a neat edifice, with a square tower surmounted by embattlements and pinnacles, and was rebuilt by General Erle. The village is on the Winter Borne.

SAWBRIDGE Rev. Charles, B.A., [Rector]


CRUMPLER Robert 'World's End'

INGRAM William, farmer, Mapperton

SHETLE Thomas, farmer & steward to J.S.W.S.E.Drax, esq M.P. Mapperton

LEGG Joseph, farmer

Letters received through the Blandford office.

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