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Wyke Regis

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Photographs courtesy of Michael Day & his Dorset Churches web site.

Wyke Regis is a village and a parish. It used to be 1 miles south-west from Weymouth but with modern development the two have now merged together. Wyke Regis is in a valley facing south-west and has good views of the Isle of Portland and the Chesil Beach. 

The church of All Saints is in the Gothic style and has a tower which is 261 feet above sea level, for many years its has served as a landmark  for vessels passing up and down the English Channel. 

The burial ground contains several monuments to persons who lost their lives at sea. A new area for burials was purchased in 1888. The registers date from 1676.

Belfield House is a notable residence that commands a fine prospect.  In 1880 a hospital was erected by the Port of Weymouth Sanitary Authority to accommodate 50 patients.

The torpedo factory in the parish employed 400 people towards the end of the 19th century. A National School was built to accommodate 200 pupils. Within the parish of Wyke Regis is Westham, a suburb of Weymouth, a chapel of ease was erected here in 1880 and St Paul's church was erected in 1895.

There was also a non-sectarian Mission Hall. A National School was built in Westham in 1882.  In 1891 the population of Wyke Regis was 4182 of which 1409 were in the Weymouth municipal borough. The land area is 2062 acres.


A street in Wyke Regis, photograph Barbara Hunt.

The Online Parish Clerk (OPC) for Wyke Regis is Barbara Hunt
Please note new email address from 19 Feb 2013

The list below represents the main resources I have. There may well be other smaller items not listed, so it is always worth contacting me. 
Please place the words 'OPC Wyke Regis' as your subject for e-mails


Census The 1841 is on-site and I have transcriptions of the 1861 and 1881 census available at present
1851 Census District 5a District 5b
Parish Registers

 

 

 

 

Baptisms
1676-1701, 1702-1712, 1713-1731, 1731-1790
1791-1812, 1812-1820, 1821-1830, 1831-1880


Marriages
1676-1700, 1701-1782 1783-18121812-1836,
1837-1847


Burials

1826-1850, 1851-1865, 1866-1880
Bishops Transcripts Burials
1676-1731, 1731-1751, 1752-1812, 1812-1825, 1851-1880
Philimores Marriages
1701-1772, 1773-1812
Unpbaptised Children Unbaptised Children
1696-1732
Postal Directories Kelly's Directories are available for 1895  & 1935. Directories on-line Pigot's 1844, Hunt's 1851, Kelly's 1895 & 1935 
Monumental Inscriptions Transcriptions of Monumental Inscriptions inside and outside the church
Transcriptions of Monumental Inscriptions in the Graveyard (Blocks B & D-F)
Monumental Inscription
index
Rectors of the Parish I have a complete list of incumbents of the parish for 1263-1967
Dorcas Society I have a list of members of this Society in 1883
Medieval Records I have a transcript of the Muster Roll of 1542
Other Records Affidavits for burial in Woollen 1678-1781
WWII Memorial
Photographs Images of Wyke Regis by David Gray
Maps The 1891 Ordnance Survey maps of the parish can be seen at the old-maps site, just enter 'Wyke Regis' under place search.
For modern location maps visit:-  www.multimap.com
Web Sites There is a Wyke Regis Web Site with history articles.


This old photograph postcard of Wyke is courtesy of Jacky Machin


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