Our aims are to research, record, collect, publish and exhibit all things relating to the history and development of the parish of Langton Matravers.
By January 1974, our collection of artefacts had grown to almost six thousand items and a Parish Museum was opened in a small room of ninety square feet ground area and ten aspects of local history were shown in rotation. This proved so successful that in 1982 a more permanent home was found in a disused coach-house and stable.
We have a considerable number of local genealogical charts; many relevant Society publications including Parish Registers, details of Monuments in the Churchyard and Cemetery (Anglican and Non Conformist); and some Census transcriptions. Other publications cover the history of local villages, the history of Purbeck Stone quarrying, and Langton Matravers in World War II.
If you are tracing information about Langton Matravers families, most information will be found by clicking the "Resources" link at the top or bottom of the page and then "Publications", "Family Histories" or "Genealogical Charts".