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Stour Provost, Dorset

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Stour Provost, Dorset

Stour Provost is a village in the Blackmore Vale area of north Dorset, England, situated on the River Stour between Sturminster Newton and Gillingham. The village has a population of 560 (2001). 5.6% of dwellings are second homes. Stour Provost once constituted a liberty, containing only the parish itself. In old writings, it is usually spelled Stower Provost. See List of liberties in Dorset.
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridST7921
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDorset

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

Stower Provost

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

Stower Provost, par., liberty, and vil., in N. of Dorset - par. and liberty, 2777 ac., pop. 726; the vil. is 1 m. SW. of East Stower and 5 m. SW. of Shaftesbury.

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