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Sandford Orcas, Dorset

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Sandford Orcas, Dorset

Sandford Orcas is a village and parish in north west Dorset, England, three miles north of Sherborne The village has a population of 195. Just to the east of the village itself is the hamlet of Holway. The village lies in hill country on the Dorset/Somerset county border, and was in fact part of Somerset until 1896, with the land connected to the Abbot of Glastonbury. The poetic-sounding village name has a more prosaic explanation.
DistrictWest Dorset
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountySomerset
OS GridST6220
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western

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

Sandford Orcas, par. and vil., Somerset - par., 1091 ac., pop. 255; vil., on SE. verge of co., 3 miles NW. of Sherborne; P.O.

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