Quakers in Dorset

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Monthly Meetings

Please note that the Quakers Project uses Monthly Meetings for categorisation purposes, not Quarterly Meetings or local Preparative Meetings

  • Alton, Southampton and Poole Monthly Meeting
  • Bridport Monthly Meeting (1668-1783, included Sherborne until 1690, remerged with Sherborne in 1783 to form Bridport and Sherborne Monthly Meeting)
  • Bridport and Sherborne Monthly Meeting (1783-1804 when it became part of Shaftesbury, Bridport and Sherborne Monthly Meeting)
  • Poole Monthly Meeting
  • Poole and Southampton Monthly Meeting
  • Shaftesbury Monthly Meeting (split from Sherborne Monthly Meeting about 1743, became part of Shaftesbury, Bridport and Sherborne Monthly Meeting in 1804)
  • Shaftesbury , Bridport and Sherborne Monthly Meeting (from 1804). Later called Shaftesbury and Sherborne Monthly Meeting
  • Sherborne Monthly Meeting (separated from Bridport Monthly Meeting in 1790, merged into Bridport and Sherborne Monthy Meeting in 1783)
  • Weymouth and Dorchester Monthly Meeting (1668-1753, when it joined Bridport Monthly Meeting)


  • Ashgrove Friends Burial Ground, near Shaftesbury
  • Bridport Friends Burial Ground
  • Dorchester Friends Burial Ground
  • Poole Friends Burial Ground
  • Shaftesbury Friends Burial Ground

Meeting Houses



  • Joseph Besse. Sufferings of Early Quakers, 1753, Vol. I, pp. 165-172, Chapter XII, Dorsetshire, Hathi Trust



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