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East Stour, Dorset

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East Stour, Dorset

East Stour is a village in the county of Dorset in southern England. It lies within the North Dorset administrative district of the county, about two miles south of the town of Gillingham. It is sited on Corallian limestone soil, half a mile from the east bank of the River Stour in the Blackmore Vale and 2 miles west of the broadly conical local landmark Duncliffe Hill (210 m). Above the west bank of the river, about a mile away, is the village of West Stour.
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridST7922
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDorset

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

East Stower ~ Stower ~ Stower East

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

Stower, East, par. and vil., in N. of Dorset - par., 1675 ac., pop. 451; vil., 4½ miles W. of Shaftesbury; P.O., called East Stour.

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