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Thorncombe, Dorset

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Thorncombe, Dorset

Thorncombe is a village and civil parish in the English county of Dorset. It lies in the West Dorset administrative district of the county, five miles (8 km) south east of the town of Chard in neighbouring Somerset. Thorncombe is situated close to the borders of both Somerset and Devon. The civil parish has a population of 714, and 8.4% of dwellings are second homes.
DistrictWest Dorset
Post townCHARD
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset, pre-1844 in det pt of Devon
OS GridST3703
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Dialling code01460

Other names by which Thorncombe, Dorset has been known in the past


Thorncombe, Dorset in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Thorncombe, par. and vil., Dorset, 5½ miles NE. of Axminster, 4896 ac., pop. 1095; P.O.

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