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Corscombe, Dorset

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Corscombe, Dorset

Corscombe is a village in the English county of Dorset. It lies within the West Dorset administrative district of the county, about eight miles south-south-west from the town of Yeovil in Somerset. It is sited "into hollows and along sunken lanes" on the northern scarp slope of the Dorset Downs. On the higher ground in the village stands the 15th-century parish church of St. Mary, which was restored in 1875-7.
DistrictWest Dorset
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridST5105
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western

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

Coriescumbe ~ Corscumbe ~ Coriscumbe

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

Corscombe, par., Dorset, 4 miles NE. of Beaminster, 5003 ac., pop. 653; P.O.

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