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Minterne Magna, Dorset

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Minterne Magna, Dorset

Minterne Magna is a village in west Dorset, England, situated at the source of the River Cerne in the Dorset Downs, on the A352 main road half way between Dorchester and Sherborne. The village has a population of 188. Minterne Magna nestles in a valley surrounded by chalk downs and some of the highest points in Dorset, including Telegraph Hill (267 m) and Dogbury Hill (248 m).
DistrictWest Dorset
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridST6504
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western

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

Mintern Magna

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

Minterne Magna, par. and vil., Dorset, 2 miles NE. of Cerne Abbas, 2064 ac., pop. 322; P.O.; Minterne House is the seat of Lord Digby.

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