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Longburton, Dorset

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Longburton, Dorset

Longburton or Long Burton is a village in the county of Dorset in southern England. It lies in the West Dorset administrative district, three miles (5 km) south of the town of Sherborne. It is sited on a narrow outcrop of Cornbrash limestone soil at the western end of the Blackmore Vale. In the 2001 Census the village had a population of 435.
DistrictWest Dorset
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridST6412
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Dialling code01963

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

Long Burton

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

Longburton, par. and vil., Dorset, in N. of co. 2¼ miles SE. of Sherborne, 1025 ac., pop. 379; P.O., called Long Burton.

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