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Rampisham is a village and civil parish in west Dorset, England, situated in a steep valley ten miles north west of Dorchester. The parish includes the hamlet of Uphall northwest of the main village. The village has a population of 102. The principal means of making a living is agricultural, mainly grain production.
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Other names by which Rampisham, Dorset has been known in the past
Ransom ~ Ramesham
Rampisham, Dorset in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)
Rampisham (popularly Ransom), par. and vil., Dorset, 5½ miles NE. of Beaminster, 2030 ac., pop. 290; Roman remains have been found, and in the churchyard is a curious cross.
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