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Hermitage, Dorset

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Hermitage, Dorset

Hermitage is a small village in the county of Dorset in southern England. It is situated in the Blackmore Vale under the scarp of the Dorset Downs, six miles south of the town of Sherborne. It lies within the county's West Dorset administrative district. In the 2001 Census it had a population of 101. Augustinian monks once had a hermitage here, hence the name of the village, but they abandoned the site in the 14th or 15th century.
DistrictWest Dorset
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridST6407
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western

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

Hermitage, par. and vil., N. Dorset, 4 miles NW. of Cerne Abbas, 751 ac., pop. 113.

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