St Ann's Church with the Manor House behind, © Mrs. W Stevens
Radipole is on the River Wey, about 1½ miles from
Weymouth. The adjacent parishes are:
Ripers, Chickerell, Wyke Regis, Melcombe Regis and
Preston. The parish
boundaries have changed quite considerably and the parish has become
smaller, in particular, as Weymouth became increasingly large and
For a short time there was a sulphur spa on
the edge of the lake operated by the Gill family.
Radipole School, © Mrs. W Stevens
Online Parish Clerk (OPC)
for Radipole is
will be transcribed
1861 Census by Debby Rose
1871 Census by Debby Rose
have been transcribed, and are available on this site, these are:-
Marriages: 1797 onwards
Deaths: 1813 onwards.
There is, however, some earlier information in the Bishop's Transcripts 1731-1756 1779-1812 Baps & Burials.See note below.
from Directories 1844, 1851, 1855,
1859, 1875, 1889, 1895
Extracts from Kelly's 1880, 1911 & 1915
|Other Records||Militia List 1758
Hearth Tax 1662 - 64,
Tudor Muster Rolls 1539, 1542 & 1569
Rectors of Radipole ,
Index of wills,
Land Tax Assesment 1798
|Links||Debby Rose runs an excellent web site on the
area, and a sister site for
Radipole. Also recommended is
the Weymouth and
Portland Borough Council’s web site.
Other suggestions concerning relevant Radipole links will be gratefully received.
|Maps||The 1891 Ordnance Survey maps of the parish can be seen at the old-maps site, just enter 'Radipole' under place search.|
location maps visit:-
For a 1920s map of the area click on the
thumbnail to the left
For a 1920s map of the area click on the thumbnail to the left
Manor House with church just visible, © Mrs. W Stevens
Old postcard circa 1900
Note on Parish Registers. During certain
periods, as a result of the same clergyman being responsible for both
parishes, some Radipole entries have been recorded in the register for
Melcombe Regis. Researchers are warned that, at these times, the
recording tended to be haphazard, and it seems certain that numbers of
Radipole entries are missing.
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