The local website for the Radipole and Southill Community in Dorset and those interested in its history

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Site last updated:
22 Apr 2009

This website was set up with the aim of being a community website for the residents of the old village of Radipole and the modern Southill. It is also intended for those with an interest in its history or those who have ancestors in the locality.

A new website has been set up for the Southill Preservation Society which is intended for residents of Southill and the old village area of Radipole.

Save Our Southill Community Area - a brief history of the land, its use by Southill and Radipole residents, and the current threat to its future. Updated 13 Dec 2008

Pictures of Causeway, Radipole

Pictures of Radipole Lane, Radipole

Pictures of Spa Road area, Radipole

Pictures of Dorchester Road and Greenhill

Interactive Map of Radipole

If you have anything that you think should be on this website, such as forthcoming events, information about local clubs and societies, or you have an interest in the local history, please contact:
Contact webmaster for Radipole, Dorset Local & Family History

Radipole is steeped in history going back further than that of the ports of Weymouth and Melcombe Regis and can boast probably the oldest building in the area, St. Ann's church.

Southill formed part of the ancient parish of Radipole, but that wasn't the full extent of the old parish. It included part of the Dorchester Road from Redlands down to Greenhill where it met the parish boundary with Preston. When the church of St. John's at the end of the esplanade was opened in 1854, it was hailed as the 'New' Radipole church, only later becoming that belonging to Melcombe Regis.

The Borough of Weymouth and Melcombe Regis extended its boundaries in 1895 to include that part of Dorchester Road up to Lodmoor Hill. In 1933 the Borough boundaries changed again, taking in the entire parish of Radipole. 

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