East Lulworth

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1855 - Post Office Directory

1865 - Harrod’s Directory

1870-72 - Imperial Gazeteer

1880 Kelly’s Directory

1931 Kelly’s Directory

Harrod’s Directory 1865

LULWORTH (EAST) is a parish in the hundred of Winfrith, and union of Wareham and Purbeck, distant 5½ miles S.W. from Wareham, and 6 W from Corfe Castle. The living is a vicarage, annual value £109, in the patronage of Edward J. Weld, Esq.; the incumbent is the Rev. Walter Kendall, B.A. The church of St. Andrew is an ancient structure with beautiful tower. In the interior are several escutcheons of the Weld family. Here is also a large Roman Catholic chapel and two schools. Lulworth Castle, the seat of Edward J. Weld, Esq., is a noble and massive structure, forming a cube of 80 feet, with a round tower at each corner; the interior is in a corresponding degree of magnificence, and the castle is situated in a large and beautiful park. The parish comprises about 2,860 acres, the property of E. J. Weld, Esq., who is lord of the manor. Many relics of antiquity have been found within the parish in barrows supposed to be of British origin; and on top of a perpendicular cliff of 700 feet are the ramparts of a strong hill fort, commonly called Ring’s Hill, or Flower’s Barrow, i.e. Flori Vallum, so named, probably, after some Roman commander. The population, in 1861, was 453.

Postal Regulations

Charles Champ, receiver. Letters arrive from Wareham at 9.30 a.m., and are dispatched at 4.30 p.m. The nearest money-order office and post town is at Wareham.

Public Schools

Catholic - F. Donwally, master; Miss Ledwith, mistress

National - Miss Emma Ricketts, mistress

Strickland Rev. Wm., catholic

Kendall Rev. Walter, B.A., vicar

Weld Ed. Joseph, Esq. Lulworth C


Bates J.J., land agent

Barnes William, farmer

Budden C., farm bailiff to J. Weld, esq

Champ Chas., Weld Arms and postmaster

Cole Thomas, grocer

Lucas James, grocer

Mead John, farmer

Penny Thomas, shoemaker

Spicer James, shopkeeper