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Fifehead Magdalen, Dorset

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Fifehead Magdalen, Dorset

Fifehead Magdalen is a hamlet and civil parish in the county of Dorset in southern England. It lies within the Blackmore Vale in the North Dorset administrative district of the county, about three miles south-south-west of Gillingham and five miles west of Shaftesbury. It is sited on Corallian limestone soil about 0.25 miles from the west bank of the River Stour. Its name means "the place of five hides dedicated to [St St] Magdalene". In the 2001 Census the village had a population of 88.
DistrictNorth Dorset
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridST7821
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western

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

Fifehead Magdalen, par., Dorset, on River Stour, 6 miles SW. of Shaftesbury, 976 ac., pop. 144; contains Fifehead House.

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