Discover whether your ancestor died in Dorset by searching more than 85,000 inscriptions taken from gravestones, tombs, monuments and even stained glass windows around the English county.

Below is a full list of all the parishes and year ranges represented in the Dorset Memorial Inscription. The year ranges are not exclusive and gaps may appear between the years provided. Where possible we have included the name of the church or burial ground. There may be some repetition of place names. This can occur because the transcripts were created by two separate organisations: Dorset Family History Society and Somerset & Dorset Family History Society.

Dorset Memorial Inscriptions

PlaceYear FromYear To Count
Abbotsbury16992002 679
Affpuddle17051970 259
Alderholt18091989 560
Allington18131992 445
Almer18071983 85
Alton Pancras16552006 189
Arne17951812 2
Ashmore16521991 169
Askerswell13202003 315
Athelhampton18681991 59
Batcombe15851969 103
Beaminster14971995 1,156
Beer Hackett17771947 43
Belchalwell16442001 115
Bere Regis15001987 390
Bettiscombe10911999 156
Bincombe17081986 153
Bishops Caundle16891973 234
Blackdown18101996 109
Blandford18051885 95
Blandford Forum15512009 943
Blandford St Mary16721993 542
Bloxworth16511969 308
Bothenhampton17422003 541
Bournemouth18232014 2,648
Bourton18131998 506
Bradford Abbas15971973 461
Bradford Peverell16062000 404
Bradpole16542004 1,121
Bridport16632007 2,322
Broadmayne16911992 627
Broadoak19212007 68
Broadstone18882003 397
Broadwey16431989 1,043
Broadwindsor16331995 564
Broadwinsor18481989 73
Brownsea Island18571984 47
Bryanston15101999 81
Buckhorn Weston1410?2001 251
Buckland Newton16001977 755
Buckland Ripers18121987 74
Burleston16441869 18
Burstock16601994 133
Burton Bradstock16222005 870
Canford Magna18071982 347
Cann17132002 923
Castleton17021972 293
Catherston Leweston18551942 5
Cattistock16041999 535
Caundle Marsh15871963 48
Cerne Abbas16121999 770
Chaldon Herring16981992 221
Charlton Marshall17051992 519
Charminster16382002 1,154
Charmouth17472008 1,099
Cheddington16841973 129
Chedington18591973 77
Cheselbourne15891991 194
Chetnole18292000 289
Chettle16551985 135
Chickerell16541989 1,644
Chideock16431993 703
Chilcombe16621932 74
Child Okeford17821998 778
Chilfrome16061995 87
Christchurch13951947 2,766
Church Knowle16091991 366
Compton Abbas16171869 99
Compton Valence17202000 107
Coombe Keynes17231995 78
Corfe Castle16771993? 1,277
Corfe Mullen16681983 309
Corscombe16521984 418
Cranborne15711995 1,441
Dewlish16731998 380
Dorchester14122011 705
Dottery19141996 155
Drimpton18731995 132
Durweston17591984 817
East Burton18751986 263
East Chelborough16801983 167
East Lulworth16831999 170
East Orchard18601996 133
East Stoke16891986 358
East Stour18391994 199
Edmondsham16681979 258
Enmore Green18482002 382
Evershot15242002 858
Eype18642009 458
Farnham16551986 243
Fifehead Magdalen18501982 28
Fifehead Neville16582000 361
Fishpond19372008 39
Fishponds19371996 31
Fleet16031990 113
Folke15832000 269
Fontmell Magna16961997 491
Fordington16362003 4,373
Frampton16272000 451
Frome16841984 154
Frome Vauchurch16602001 181
Gillingham14371996 625
Glanvilles Wootton1627?2000 269
Goathill18631948 20
Godmanstone16991998 159
Gussage15741982 254
Halstock15991999 465
Hammoon16581998 72
Hampreston16741971 979
Hamworthy16891982 1,360
Haydon16351958 58
Hazelbury Bryan17142001 716
Hermitage16541991 72
Herrison18751973 58
Hilfield18251991 51
Hinton Martell16821985 253
Hinton St Mary16421998 234
Holnest16781998 176
Holt17891982 321
Holwell16072001 273
Holworth18791991 57
Hooke15242003 114
Horton16381983 516
Iwerne Courtney16331996 572
Iwerne Minster17111996 549
King Stag19021999 95
Kingston17591939 148
Kington Magna17981995 256
Langton Herring16701988 199
Langton Long14571998 474
Langton Matravers15871990 206
Leigh18172000 377
Leweston17011701 7
Lillington16172000 144
Little Bredy17071986 262
Litton Cheney14711996 505
Long Burton16092001 372
Longfleet18151992 2,903
Longham18221981 29
Lydlinch16091998 389
Lyme Regis16112007 356
Lytchett Minster16801992 861
Manston16331996 157
Mapperton17071995 29
Mappowder16401967 108
Margaret Marsh17251997 49
Marnhull14782006 1,587
Marshwood18132000 305
Melbury Abbas14581995 389
Melbury Bubb15681999 143
Melbury Osmond16542000 446
Milborne St Andrew15142000 540
Milton on Stour18801998 359
Minterne Magna16151999 361
Monkton Wyld18431998 250
Morden15971988 350
Moreton17621982 331
Mosterton17452005 298
Motcombe16271995 648
Nether Cerne17231986 30
Nether Compton17501972 200
Netherbury16031983 1,188
North Poorton17172004 58
North Wootton18491961 35
Oborne16011966 151
Okeford Fitzpaine16841998 668
Osmington16781991 637
Over Compton15991962 109
Owermoigne14061992 417
Parkstone18091991 2,046
Pentridge17431983 191
Pilsdon18591998 19
Pimperne16941984 424
Pokesdown18591979 266
Portesham16442002 563
Portland16801980 392
Poxwell17711965 43
Poyntington16171980 117
Puddletown19212005 24
Pulham14332001 212
Puncknowle16771999 135
Purse Caundle15271997 165
Rampisham15232002 276
Ryme Intrinseca16351998 167
Sandford Orcas15871972 209
Shaftesbury10741997 1,622
Shaftesbury Enmore Green18482002 397
Shapwick16591982 350
Sherborne16291972 1,873
Shillingstone17271997 751
Shipton Gorge18052009 388
Silton16381998 344
Sixpenny Handley10631985 645
South Perrott17031972 66
Spetisbury15991971 455
Stalbridge16671999 1,409
Stapehill18531990 190
Stinsford15851972 326
Stockwood18051884 7
Stour Provost16941994 372
Stour Row18661994 227
Stourpaine17171996 423
Stourton Caundle14502000 356
Stratton17282001 411
Studland16621999 1,004
Sturminster Newton16922000 861
Sutton Waldron18301996 189
Swanage15101865 403
Swyre15051998 224
Sydling16552000 624
Symondsbury17252007 618
Tarrant Crawford17061960 34
Tarrant Gunville15671981 272
Tarrant Hinton16801980 159
Tarrant Keynston17311979 206
Tarrant Monkton17301982 292
Tarrant Rawston16861984 203
Thornford16222001 488
Tincleton14042000 236
Todber18781994 124
Toller Porcorum16041989 406
Toller Whelme18311983 85
Tolpuddle16991999 240
Trent15321974 346
Turners Puddle17581969 22
Tyneham15492000 256
Up Cerne16691997 81
Upwey16691990 1,139
Verwood18301982 767
Walditch16552006 374
Wambrook17712000 211
West Chelborough16781983 109
West Compton16282002 43
West Lulworth18211995 484
West Milton16571918 29
West Parley16691968 196
Weymouth17071986 119
Wimborne15852012 6,969
Wimborne Minster17011985 69
Winterborne Came15911989 199
Winterborne Houghton17461983 101
Winterborne Monkton14212001 221
Winterbourne16331994 446
Winterbourne Abbas16781999 242
Winterbourne Steepleton16431997 199
Witchampton15181996 620
Woodlands18331985 207
Woodsford18161999 159
Wool17221986 690
Wootton Fitzpaine17742008 374
Wootton Glanville16272000 352
Yetminster15711985 558