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Bourton, Dorset

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Bourton, Dorset

Bourton is a village in north Dorset, England, situated north of the A303 road on the border with Somerset and Wiltshire between Mere and Wincanton. The village has a population of 772 (2001) and marks the northernmost point in Dorset. The village lies on the River Stour which passes through the historic Bourton Mill, once home to the second largest water wheel (60ft in diameter) in Britain. The village has two stores, a petrol station and a public house.
DistrictNorth Dorset
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridST7630
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Dialling code01747

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

Bourton, eccl. dist., in par. and 3 miles NW. of Gillingham, N. Dorset, pop. 838.

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