British Place Names

A comprehensive online gazetteer

Home » Dorset » Folke, Dorset - local map, administrative data, historical information and reader comments

Folke, Dorset

Local area map loading...

Folke, Dorset

Folke is a parish in the county of Dorset in southern England. It lies in the Blackmore Vale within the West Dorset administrative district of the county, about 3.5 miles south-east of the town of Sherborne. The parish includes the hamlet of Folke itself and the slightly larger settlement of Alweston. It has an area of 2,120 acres and in the 2001 Census had a population of 309. The Manor House in the hamlet of Folke dates from about 1500, and adjoins the early 17th-century parish church.
DistrictWest Dorset
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridST6513
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western

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

Folke, par., N. Dorset, 3 miles SE. of Sherborne, 1722 ac., pop. 268.

Your comments about Folke, Dorset

What do you know about Folke, Dorset? Give us the benefit of your local knowledge and opinions here!

comments powered by Disqus