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Kington Magna, Dorset

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Kington Magna, Dorset

Kington Magna is a village in the English county of Dorset. It is sited on the slopes of a Corallian limestone hill within the Blackmore Vale, overlooking the flat Oxford Clay valley of the small River Cale, which drains into the Stour. The village lies within the North Dorset administrative district of the county, about 3.5 miles south-west of the town of Gillingham. The name of Kington Magna means great 'King's Town', and the parish "figures conspicuously in the Domesday Book.
DistrictNorth Dorset
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridST7623
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western

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

Kington Magna, par. and vil., Dorset, in N. of co., 6½ miles W. of Shaftesbury, 1891 ac., pop. 465; P.O.

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