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West Stour, Dorset

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West Stour, Dorset

West Stour is a small village situated in the Blackmore Vale area of North Dorset, England. The village has a population of 187. It is one of a group of villages known as The Stours, located in the River Stour Valley, five miles south of Gillingham. West Stour has a village hall, one public house and a service station on the main A30 road. See also: East Stour Stour Provost
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridST7822
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDorset

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

Stower ~ Stower West ~ West Stower

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

Stower, West, par. and vil., Dorset - par., 1015 ac., pop. 165; the vil. is situated on the summit of Stower (or Stour) Hill, 1 mile W. of East Stower and 5½ miles W. of Shaftesbury.

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