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Rampisham, Dorset

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Rampisham, Dorset

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.
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridST5602
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDorset

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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