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Poyntington, Somerset

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Poyntington, Somerset

Poyntington is situated in north-west Dorset, England, in the Blackmore Vale two miles north of Sherborne. It has a population of 135. The village, once in the hundred of Horethorne, is in the group parish of Yeo Head together with Castleton, Goathill, and Oborne. It has 'Daniel's pond', named after Daniel Woolley who died aged seven. All Saints' Church has grown from a Anglo-Saxon two-room design and contains original Norman work.
DistrictWest Dorset
Post townSherborne
Administrative CountySomerset
Traditional CountySomerset
OS GridST6520
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 Poyntington, Somerset has been known in the past

Pointington ~ Pointlngton

Poyntington, Somerset in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Pointlngton (or Poyntington), par., Somerset, 3 miles NE. of Sherborne, 1020 ac., pop. 116.

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