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Oborne, Dorset

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Oborne, Dorset

Oborne is a village and civil parish in north west Dorset, England, situated in the Blackmore Vale close to the border with Somerset, just north of the A30 road adjacent to the town of Sherborne. As of 2001 the village had a population of 115. Oborne is in the group parish of Yeo Head together with the three villages of Castleton, Goathill and Poyntington. This parish is within the district of West Dorset. A new parish church, designed by William Slater, was built on a fresh site in 1862.
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridST6518
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDorset

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


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

Oborne, par., Dorset, 1½ mile NE. of Sherborne, 593 ac., pop. 143; P.O.

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