Maps & Surveys

The Dorset History Centre holds many original maps relating to Cerne Abbas, where they are available to view. An important map for Cerne Abbas family historians is that dating from 1798. This was part of an ‘Admeasurement Survey’ carried out in that year.

The survey, of which the 1798 map forms the describes in some detail all the various properties and fields in Cerne Abbas, including their owners. The Society has transcribed the Admeasurement Survey to relate the information in it to the Cerne Abbas of today.

Looking beneath the surface, John Charman has produced a Geological Resumé  of the area which provides fascinating information backing up his geology tour of Cerne Abbas.