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Halstock, Dorset

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Halstock
Population 470  District West Dorset Shire county Dorset Region South West Country England Sovereign state United Kingdom Police Fire Ambulance EU Parliament South West England List of places UK England Halstock is a village in the county of Dorset in southern England. It lies within the West Dorset administrative district of the county, about five miles south of the town of Yeovil in Somerset. It lies on the route of the ancient Harrow Way. The village has a population of 470 (2001), down from a peak of over 600 in the mid-nineteenth century. Halstock formerly constituted a liberty, containing only the parish itself. It was the site of the martyrdom of Saint Juthwara (Juthware), and a Romano-British Villa, excavated between 1967-1985. The village formerly had two inns, both now closed - "The New Inn" (New Inn Farm), which closed in the late 1950s, and the unusually named "The Quiet Woman" (usually taken as a reference to St Juthware), which closed in the mid 1990s. In July 2012, Halstock's Parish church of St Mary was rededicated by the Bishop of Sherborne to become "St Juthware and St Mary", in recognition of the local tradition.
DistrictWest Dorset
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridST5308
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Population470
 

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

Halstock, par. and vil., NW. Dorset, 6 miles NE. of Beaminster, 3181 ac., pop. 441; P.O.

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