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Sturminster Marshall is a large village (with a population of around 2000 people) situated in East Dorset area of the county. The village is nicely situated with easy access to the neighbouring towns of Blandford (approx 7 miles NW via the A350), Wimborne via the A354...
Sturminster Newton is the fourth largest town in North Dorset, behind Blandford, Gillingham and Shaftesbury. The towns population in 2011 was just under 5000, today it is estimated to be closer to 6000.The town centre retains a quaint feeling with its plethora of...
Tarrant Gunville is a small village situated approx 5 miles South-East of Blandford Forum.The village is a small settlement which when combined with the neighbouring (attached) hamlet of Stubhampton comprises approx 120 houses with approx 240 residents. The village...
Tarrant Hinton is a small-scale village approximately 5 miles to the northeast of Blandford Forum, in the Tarrant Valley.When not being visited by some 200,000 people attending the Great Dorset Steam Fair, the village sports a much quieter presence, with a mere...
Tarrant Keyneston is a small village forming part of a group of eight villages (and hamlets) know collectively as the Tarrant Valley, Tarrant Keyneston is the largest of the villages in the Tarrant Valley. The villages take their name from the small 7.5 mile long River...
Tarrant Monkton is a village located in north Dorset. Situated in the Tarrant Valley, the village is situated approximately 6 miles north east of Blandford Forum, approximately 14 miles south east of Shaftesbury, and approximately 20 miles south west of Salisbury....
Winterborne Houghton is a small-scale village approximately 5 miles to the northeast of Blandford Forum, forming part of the area known as the Winterborne Valley, with neighbouring villages including Winterborne Stickland, Winterborne Whitechurch and Winterborne...
Winterborne Kingston is a village in Dorset approximately 7 miles south of Blandford Forum and approximately 2 miles north of Bere Regis.The 2011 census reported a population of 643 residents across 282 households.The village has a primary school (Dunbury Church of...
Winterborne Stickland is a rural village situated approximately 4.5 miles West of Blandford Forum and 14.5 miles North East of the county town of Dorchester.According to the 2011 census the civil parish (including the neighbouring hamlets of Winterborne Clenston &...
Winterborne Whitechurch is a village off the A354 which is approximately 5 miles (8 kilometres) South-West of its closest town Blandford Forum. The northern part of the village is within the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.According to the 2011 census the...