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Syt Mary's Church
St Mary's Church before 1895
Stratton Cricket Team 1911
Stratton Cricket Team 1911
Stratton School 1920
Harvest Supper 1974
Harvest Supper 1974
There is a wealth of historical information available about the Parish of Stratton. The links below will either take you to other pages of this website or to external destinations.
The Stratton History Group meet regularly in Stratton Village Hall. All aspects of the groups purpose and aims are available from Chris Boulton who can be contacted by email at
The History Group invite guest speakers to meetings from time-to-time. Reports of visits by recent guests are available:

Peter PAUL spoke about living in the parish during and shortly after WWII.


Stratton War Memorial
Details of each of the men listed
The Bells of St Mary's Church
Details & photographs of the bells
The Churchyard Cross
Information about St Mary's Church Cross
Jackman's Cross
Details of the stone Cross on Grimstone Down
The Grimstone Down Earthworks
Details of the Earthworks on Grimstone Down
The Old Village Hall
Details & photographs from 1898
Stratton School
Photographs from the 1960's
The Railway through Stratton
Details & photographs of the railway
Village Green Notice Board
A brief account of the historical & geographical features of the parish
Dorset OPC
Details of the following topics:-
Census 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1891, 1901, 1911
Baptisms 1789 - 1920
Marriages 1561 - 1975
Burials 1561 - 1975
Militia Lists 1758 & 1796
War Records WWI & WWII
The Church Bells of St Mary's, Stratton
Register of Electors 1918
Postal Directories:
1851, 1855, 1859, 1875, 1889, 1895, 1915, 1927, 1939
Village Photographs - Past & Present
Dorset History Centre
Repository of original documents relating to Stratton
Personal Memories
The reminiscences of Stratton folk