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Wraxall, Dorset

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Wraxall, Dorset

Wraxall is a civil parish in the English county of Dorset, consisting of the two hamlets Higher Wraxall and Lower Wraxall. It is situated in a valley in the chalk hills of the Dorset Downs, about 11 miles north-west of the county town of Dorchester. The origin of the name Wraxall, shared with several other villages in Somerset, Wiltshire and Dorset, is thought to be "a nook of land frequented by buzzards". St Mary's Church is the most noticeable building in the parish.
DistrictWest Dorset
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridST5601
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western

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

Wraxall.-- par., Dorset, 2½ miles NW. of Maiden Newton, 952 ac., pop. 97.

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