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Holnest, Dorset

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Holnest, Dorset

Holnest is a village and parish in the county of Dorset in southern England. It lies within the West Dorset administrative district of the county, in the Blackmore Vale four miles south of Sherborne. It is a scattered village, sited on Oxford clay soil which is drained by a small stream called The Cam. The A352 main road passes through the village. The parish has a population of 174.
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridST6509
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDorset

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

Holnest, par., N. Dorset, 4½ miles SE. of Sherborne, 2062 ac., pop. 101; contains the seat of H. House.

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