Island of Portland Heritage Trust St George’s Centre

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

01305 823406

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

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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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