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Goathill, Dorset

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Goathill, Dorset

Goathill is a hamlet in the county of Dorset in England. It is situated a couple of miles east of the town of Sherborne in the West Dorset administrative district of the county. It lies very close to the county boundary however, and for much of its history lay instead within the neighbouring county of Somerset, hence in 1980 author and literary director Roland Gant described Goathill as being "just in Dorset by a nanny-goat's whisker". The village had a small population in 2001.
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountySomerset
OS GridST6717
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDorset

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


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

Goathill, par., mid. Somerset, 2½ miles E. of Sherborne, 300 ac., pop. 45.

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