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Stalbridge

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St Mary's

Stalbridge is a small town close to the Somerset border. It has held market rights since the time of Edward I, it has a market cross dating from the 15th century made from the local yellow Ham stone it is nearly 30 feet high, the cross head is a modern copy replacing the original which fell off in the 1950's. The church of St Mary's is mostly of 19th century design although it does retain its 14th century medieval roof. To the south of the town is Thornhill house home to Sir James Thornhill most famous as the painter of the Dome of St Paul's Cathedral, Sir James' daughter married one of his own pupils, Hogarth.

Called Stapulbreicge in 988, Staplebrige in 1086 & Stalbriggh in 1346 the name derives from the Old English stapol & brycg - a bridge built on posts or piles. The tything of Stalbridge Weston takes the 2nd part of its name from West Farm. There are also two other tythings Gomershay and Thornhill.


The Online Parish Clerk (OPC) for Stalbridge is Sue Powell

Sue has the following material available for look-ups


Census 1851 Census of Stalbridge
Transcribed from film of original census

1861 Census of Stalbridge

1881 Census of Stalbridge

Transcribed from fiche of original census

1891 Census of Stalbridge
Transcribed from fiche of original census

1901 Census of Persons born in Stalbridge
Extracted from PRO Web Site

1901 Census of Stalbridge
Transcribed from fiche of original census
Parish Registers Parish Records of Stalbridge
Baptisms, Marriages and Burials from 1700.
Bishops Transcripts Marriages 1694-1799, 1800-1860 (external link)
Directories Kelly's 1895 Directory of Stalbridge
Transcribed from a copy of the original belonging to LMS.

Kelly's 1935 Directory of Stalbridge
Transcribed from a copy of the original belonging to LMS.

Pigot & Co 1842/44 Directory of Stalbridge
Transcribed from a copy of the original belonging to DK.

Robsons Directory 1835 (external link)
Monumental Inscriptions Monumental Inscriptions
List of Inscriptions from Graves in St Mary's Church
MI List - This list contains just the name & date on the monument, further details available from the OPC
Wills Wills of Stalbridge Residents
A list of Wills available from the PRO website.
Other Records Stalbridge Protestation Returns 1641
Photographs

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