Buckland Ripers is a hamlet 2 miles south-west of Upwey and 4 miles north-west of Weymouth. The small church was built in 1655 after fire destroyed the earlier medieval church. It is dedicated to St Nicholas and has 100 sittings, the registers date from 1665.
Buckland derives from the Old English bocland 'charter land', Ripers is a manorial addition from the family of de Riuers or de Ripariis there in the 13th Century.
The Online Parish Clerk (OPC) for Buckland Ripers is Maureen Branson
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|Census||1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911|
|Bishops Transcripts||Baptisms 1740 - 1879
Marriages 1739 -1840
Burials 1751 - 1879
|Postal Directories||1844 & 1851 Directory|
|Monumental Inscriptions||St Nicholas|
|Other information||I have compiled a Parish Reconstruction for Broadwey, Upwey, Bincombe & Buckland Ripers (combined) containing all families appearing in any of the records that are online for those parishes. Currently it contains over 17000 persons, and is a work in progress. Any additions/corrections/comments are most welcome.|
|Maps||The 1891 Ordnance Survey maps of the parish can be seen at the old-maps site, just enter Buckland Ripers under place search. For modern location maps visit: www.multimap.com|
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