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Up Cerne

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Up Cerne is a small parish a mile north of Cerne Abbas and about 9 miles north of Dorchester; the small church is of stone and flint and is of Norman design; the church seats just over 100 people and the registers date from the year 1650. Up Cerne Manor, built mostly using stone from the ruins of Cerne Abbey, was granted to Sir Walter Raleigh who sold it to Sir Robert Mellor in the 17th century. The interior of the house was largely destroyed in the 19th century, the manor was later held by the Whites and Battens.

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The OPC for Up Cerne is Claire Smith-Burns

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Parish Registers & Bishop's Transcripts Bishop's Transcripts

1682-1760 with additions from Phillimore's
1760-1811 (Phillimore's) [Kim Parker]

Census Returns 1841  1851 1861  1871  1891 by Ron Adams (except 1851, John Ridout)
Monumetal Inscriptions Monumental Inscriptions from Database
Other Records Hearth Tax 1662-1664
Protestation Return 1642


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