This list is a by-no-means-exhaustive one of town, village and river names from the Morden map of 1695 with their modern equivalents. Notwithstanding the mapmaker's transcription errors and my mistakes, it makes interesting reading. For maps please see the maps page. Some places are in Somerset or Devon but they are close to modern Dorset so are included. This page is being developed by incorporating all the placenames on a database on the web server so that searches etc. are possible.
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Dorsetshire Place Names
index Modern Name 1695 name
1 Sherborne Sherborn
2 Sturminster Newton Sturmister
3 Blandford Blanford
4 Poole Pool
5 Swanage Sandwich
6 Marnhull Marnhill
7 Wareham Warham
8 Lyme Regis Lime
9 Axminster Axmister
10 Yeovil Evill
11 Beaminster Bemister
12 Yetminster Yeatminster
13 Stourton Caundle Sturton Candel
14 Henstridge Henkestridg
15 Lydlinch Lidlinch
16 Bagber Bagborough
17 Fiddleford Fittleford
18 Fifhead Neville Fyfehead
19 Ibberton Iberton
20 Wooland Welland
21 Mappowder Maypouder
22 Pulham Pudham
23 Milton Abbas Middleton
24 Todber Todbara
25 Turnworth Turnwood
26 Powerstock Porestock
27 Cattistock Catstock
28 Broadmayne Bradmain
29 R.Frome R.Froom
30 Woodsford Woodford
31 Owermoigne Owre
32 Ringstead Ringston
33 Wool Woll
34 Coombe Keynes Combekanes
35 Steeple Steple
36 Kimmeridge Kimbridg
37 Worth Matravers Worthe
38 St.Aldhelm's St.Aldams
39 Langton Matravers Langton Walles
40 Herston Hareston
41 Furzey Island Bursey Island
42 Round Island St. Elyns
43 Sandbanks North Haven Pt.
44 Parkstone Parke Stone
45 Hamworthy Hauworthy
46 Lychett Minster South Lechiot
47 Lychett Matravers Litchet Matravers
48 Cheselbourne Chesilborn
49 Dewlish Develish
50 Piddlehinton Pedle Hinton
51 Cranborne Cramborn
52 Sixpenny Handley Sexpenny Henley
53 Gussage St. Michael St.Michael Glisset
54 Tollard Royal Tollandriol
55 Stubhampton Stepington
56 Hinton Parva Little Hinton
57 Holt Holte
58 More Crichel Morechurch
59 Tarrant Gunville Gunfield Tarrant
60 Fontmell Magna Funtenel
61 Sutton Waldren Sutton
62 Iwerne Minster Uerenminster
63 Shroton Shrawton
64 Stourpaine Stowr Pain
65 Tarrant Keynston Kainston Tarrant
66 Spetisbury Spesbury
67 Burleston Burston
68 Shaftesbury Shaftsbury
69 East Stour Stower Estover
70 West Stour Stower Westover
71 Hinton St.Mary Hutton Mary
72 Okeford Fitzpaine Fifpenny Aukford
73 Hazelbury Bryan Hasilbeare
74 Duntish Dantish
75 Toller Porcorum Great Tollard
76 Toller Fratrum Little Tollard
77 Compton Abbas West Compton
78 Compton Valence East Compton
79 Wootton Fitzpaine Wotton
80 Whitchurch Canonicorum Whitchurch
81 Pilsdon Pen Pillesdon Pen
82 Mosterton Mosterne
83 Toller Whelme Tollerd Welve
84 Chickerell Checkerel