Study Centre
Island of Portland Heritage Trust St George’s Centre

St George’s Centre, Reforne, Portland, Dorset DT5 2AN Registered Charity Number 283881


01305 823406 stgeorgescentre@googlemail.com

Interested in the history of Portland

Families or Places?


We can help you discover more

The Study Centre was set up to provide a base to aid research into the vast history of Portland. We provide a large archive of original and facsimile documents and photographs.

The Study Centre is run by volunteers and self-funded with support from the Island of Portland Heritage Trust.

Contact Information


Email enquiries to : portlandheritage@gmail.com


Open Monday & Thursday mornings 10.30 to 12.30.



The following items are available for researchers to consult at the Study Centre:


 Portland Historic Sources CD (Also on sale at the Centre for £15)


This CD is a must for all those with an interest in Portland. Produced by the Somerset and Dorset Family History Society, and contains, Parish Registers, Poll Books, Census records for 1841, 51, 61 & 71, Prison Records, Shipwreck reports and much more including reconstructed Portland Families.


 The complete set of Portland parish registers on microfilm

 Portland Tithe map 1842 and the tithe apportionments for 1842, 1898/9, 1912

 1500+ photos in our database

 Plans of St George’s churchyard and cemetery

 Portland cuttings taken from the Dorset Echo from 1984 to 2009

 Dorset Year Book from 1935 to 2012

 Kelly’s Directories; and books, magazines and leaflets on Portland history

 Family trees and wills, including Comben, Stone, Flann

 Censuses 1841 - 1901

The following searchable databases are available  on computer

 An index of all articles in the Free Portland News since 1978

 An index to graves in St George’s Churchyard

 An index to Portland’s War magazines

 A list of public houses and the landlords

 An index to the tithe map





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