Collection Catalogue

what have we got?

Our permanent museum exhibition space is very small so many of our items are not on display, or are unsuitable for display. The items which are not on permanent display, as well as our written archive, can often be viewed by appointment. Please contact us if you are doing research on any aspect of local history as we may be able to help.

The lists on the pages below gives you an idea of what items we hold. You can also download the full list in pdf version here.

Books, Letters etc

Ref Title Dated Description L.2 Guide Book to Kingston Lacy 1990 L.6 Useful hints to Teachers 1848 For Infant schools & Nurseries L.11 Diary of local events 1904-1926 by Dr Dru Drury L.13 Guide book: The village of Corfe Castle 1986 by R.J. Saville L.14 Illustrated Histoircal & Picturesque Guide to Corfe Castle 1878 by …

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Properties, Deeds etc

Ref Title Dated Description L.4 A guide to interesting buildings in the village 1990 ¬† L.48 Sale of property between between the Mayor & barons and John Bankes 1762 A copy L.56 Sale of Vaulable Freehold Properties: Havellands & Cottages, West Street & Eastgate, East Street 1921 Bought by Mrs J Newbery L.65 Corfe Castle …

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Ref Title Dated Description L.5 William Barnes 1857 A booklet of seven poems L.70 Person records of John Webber Quaint inscriptions & poetry L.72 John Webber 1994 Book of poems & acrostics L.96 The fourth Collection of Poems by the Corfe Castle Creative Writing Group 1992 L.148 A short account of the Life of Rodney …

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Other Items

Ref Title Dated Description L.3 Motor fuel standard ration book for motor car JT 9544 1949-50 L.7 Ration Book 1953-4 for Mabel Fooks L.8 Ration Book 1949-50 for Arthur Fooks L.9 Permit Book: defence of the realm 1917 for Mabel Fooks L.10 National Registration Identity card 1943 for Ada Cooper L.18 National Registration Identity card …

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Surveys, Censuses, Muster Rolls etc

Ref Title Dated Description L.109 Protestation Returns 1641; Tudor Muster Rolls 1539-1569 See also L.219 & L.221 L.168 Census of children & their occupations 1795 L.169 Census: early recorded inhabitants from the Bronze age to the 19th century L.170 A history of the Hundreds: Hasler, Rowbarrow & Corfe Castle 1989 by W.J. Carter L.179 Directory …

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Family History

Ref Title Dated Description L.1 A Dorset Family 1995 The Bankes family estate archive L.30 The Story of Joseph Septimus & Catharine Dorothy Fooks 1987 written by their son, Bill Fooks L.112 Post mortem & inquest on Elizabeth Taylor 1759 L.113 Canon family 1288-1442 L.117 Calcraft family of Rempstone 1977 by The Royal Commission on …

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