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Buckhorn Weston, Dorset

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Buckhorn Weston, Dorset

Buckhorn Weston is a village in the English county of Dorset. It lies within the North Dorset administrative district of the county, and is situated three miles west of the town of Gillingham in the Blackmore Vale. It has a population of 330 (2001). Buckhorn Weston is mentioned in the Domesday book (Bokere Weston) and lies on the western edge of the former royal hunting ground of Gillingham Forest. In 1349 the village was badly affected by the plague and its population much reduced.
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridST7524
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDorset

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

Buckhorn Weston, par., N. Dorset, 4 miles SE. of Wincanton, 1632 ac., pop. 517; P.O.

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