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Trent, Dorset

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Trent, Dorset

Trent is a village in north west Dorset, England, situated in the Yeo valley four miles north west of Sherborne and four miles north east of Yeovil. It was formerly in Somerset. The village has a population of 321. The parish was part of the hundred of Horethorne. Charles II of England stayed at Trent House for several days during his escape to France in 1651.
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountySomerset
OS GridST5918
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDorset

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


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

Trent, par., Somerset, 2½ miles NE. of Yeovil, 1590 ac., pop. 468; at Trent House, now a grange, Charles II., after his escape from Worcester field, lay hidden for about a fortnight.

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