Arne is a parish in
the Purbeck district about 4 miles east of Wareham and lies between that
town and Poole harbour. The Village is situated on the Arne Peninsula,
which protrudes into Poole Harbour opposite the town of Poole and is surrounded by heathland, most of which is an RSPB managed (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) nature reserve.
In the late 19th century the Parish was expanded to include two parts of
Wareham Holy Trinity parish that separately covered Stoborough
and Middlebere, and the part of Wareham Lady St Mary
parish that covered Worgret. The result was that the
parish more than doubled in size to around 6500 acres.
|Census||1841 Census -
1851 Census - Kim Parker
1861 Census - Pat Ashdown
1871 Census - Kim Parker
1881 Census - Kim Parker
1891 Census - Kim Parker
1901 Census - Kim Parker
1911 Census - Kim Parker
|Parish Registers/Bishop's Transcripts|| Baptisms 1731-1900 - Kim Parker
Marriages 1731-1900 - Kim Parker
Burials 1731-1900 - Kim Parker
|Postal Directories||Extract from Trade Directories for 1848, 1855, 1859 - Dorinda Miles|
|Records Held at the Dorset History Centre
PE/ARN (Also see Wareham)
Christenings 1762-1994. Marriages 1763-1994. Burials 1763-1819. Banns 1845-1942.
Christenings 1762-1812. Marriages 1763-1840.
|Useful Links||RSPB information on Arne Nature Reserve|
|Other information||Arne Probate Records - Kim Parker|
ordnance survey maps of the parish can be seen at the old-maps site, just enter 'Arne' under place search.
For modern location maps visit:-
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