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Stalbridge, Dorset

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Stalbridge, Dorset

Stalbridge is a small town and civil parish in Dorset, England, situated in the Blackmore Vale area of North Dorset district, near the border with Somerset. In 2001 the town had a population of 2,579, and is still growing. 30.8% of the inhabitants are retired. The nearest towns are Sturminster Newton, four miles south east, Sherborne, six miles west, and Shaftesbury, seven miles north east. The town is situated on the A357 road on a low limestone ridge, one mile west of the River Stour.
DistrictNorth Dorset
Post townSturminster Newton
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridST7317
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Dialling code01963
Population2,579 (2001 Census)
 

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

Stallbridge ~ Staplebridge ~ Stourbridge ~ Strabridge

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

Stalbridge, town and par. with ry. sta., Dorset, in NE. of co., 4 miles NW. of Sturminster Newton and 7 miles S. of Wincanton, 5681 ac., pop. 1816; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Stalbridge is an ancient place, and was known at Domesday as Staplebridge. The church is very old. Markets are held every alternate Monday, and there are horse and cattle fairs twice a year. Stone quarrying is carried on. Stalbridge gives title to Lord Stalbridge.

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