Lytchett Matravers

Lytchett Matravers is a parish and scattered village 6 miles south west from Wimborne and 6 miles north west from Poole. To the north is the parish of Sturminster Marshall, east is Corfe Mullen, to the south lies Lytchett Minster and west is Morden. The church of St Mary dates from 1505 and is said to be built on the site of an even older church. The nave underwent restoration in 1873. There is an impressive altar tomb and memorial brasses within the church. The registers date from 1656.

In the 19th century there were also chapels for Wesleyan Methodists and Primitive Methodists. The manor house was Collins Hay Manor, there was also Lytchett Heath House which was erected in 1875 . A Board School was built in 1874 for 150 children. The parish covers 3329 acres and with the soil being loam on gravel and sand the chief crops used to be wheat, oats, barley and beans. In 1861 the population was 855 but by 1891 it had fallen to 753.

The Online Parish Clerk (OPC) for Lytchett Matravers is Lynne Ballard
I have local knowledge of the area and you may contact me by e-mail if you have further queries, using the above link.
Please place the words 'OPC Lytchett Matravers' as your subject for e-mails

Census 1841 Census
1851 Census

1861 Census

1871 Census

1881 Census
1891 Census
Parish Registers Baptisms 1808-1818 & 1900-1903
1657 - 1754 & 1755-1837 Church registers date from 1656 and are being transcribed. If anyone can assist with transcriptions of complete years this would be appreciated.
Postal Directories 1865, 1880, 1895 and 1935 Directory entries are on-site.
Photographs More Photographs of the parish on site.
Old Photographs of the Village courtesy of Shirley Percival
Other Records Villagers who served in the Armed Services, 1939-45
Rectors of Lytchett Matravers by Shirley Percival
Wills of John Bartlett 1804, Sarah Mills 1841, William Trenchard 1845
Maps The 1891 Ordnance Survey maps of the parish can be seen at the old-maps site, just enter 'Lytchett Matravers' under place search.

LytchettMatraversMap.jpg (297285 bytes)

For modern location maps visit:-
For a 1920s map of the area click on the map to the left and wait for it to load.


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