Milborne St Andrew

with Milborne Stileham

Milborne St Andrew is a village that lies on the A354 Dorchester to Blandford road. Today there is little trace of Milborne Stileham. The Normans built a church and the village became Mulborne {sic} St. Andrew in 1294, but no one seems to know why part of the village, which an old map shows as lying alongside Milborne St Andrew is called Milborne Stileham - but that name is 600 years old.  The parish church of St Andrew, is an old building in the Early English style.  It was restored in the Victorian era and the registers date from 1660. A Wesleyan chapel was built in 1867.

A market used to be held in the village. A National School for 150 pupils was constructed in 1867. The Dorset Boys Industrial was opened in the parish in 1857, boys were trained for agricultural pursuits, tailoring, shoemaking, baking, the sea and army. The soil is gravel and the chief crops used to be wheat, oats and barley. Milborne St Andrew is 1745 acres and Milborne Stileham 885 acres. In 1891 the population of St Andrew was 286 and Stileham 272 persons which included 75 in the Industrial School.

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Census 1841 Census [Kim Parker]
1851 Census [Beki House]
Parish Registers
Baptisms 1813-1864, 1865-1904 [PR] [Beki House]
Marriages 1570-1840, 1841-1920
[PR] [Kim Parker, Beki House]
Burials 1813-1890, 1890-1917 [PR] [Beki House]
Agricultural Workers Union Details of the Milborne St Andrew Agricultural Workers Union, courtesy of Mr Michael Walker
Militia Lists 1796-1798 Militia Ballot Lists  (Transcription by Pat Gillard and copies of materials provided by Caryl Parsons)
Voters 1918 Absent Voters' Lists  (Transcription by Pat Gillard and copies of materials provided by Caryl Parsons)
Other Records Will of Henry Melmoth 1663 [Trancription by Dawn Good]
Photographs & History A collection of photographs of the church & village on this site. is a link to a brief history of Milborne St. Andrew is a link to an Introduction to Milborne St. Andrew/Milborne Styleham
Maps is a link to a circa 1902 map of Milborne St. Andrew showing the town layout is a link to the 1891 Ordnance Survey Map of the Parish. Be sure to enter the appropriate "Milborne" Parish name under "place search". is a link to modern location maps This link offers another excellent map site, although it may take some practice. Click on the Globe titled "Map" at the top of your screen. Next enter United Kingdom under "Country" and "Milborne St. Andrew" under "City". When the map appears, check the box for "zoom in" located at the bottom of the map, then click on the spot marking Milborne. This will give you a better representation of Milborne's location. As you continue clicking the map on Milborne, you will be able to view street locations or in general terms, the layout of the town.


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