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Winterborne Houghton, Dorset

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Winterborne Houghton, Dorset

Winterborne Houghton is a village in north Dorset, England. It is situated in a winterbourne valley on the Dorset Downs, five miles south west of Blandford Forum. As of 2001, the village had a population of 195. The first name of "Winterborne" comes from the River Winterborne, which has its source at this village. The river only flows overground during the winter, hence the name. To the east is Winterborne Stickland and the river flows on to this village, eventually joining the River Stour.
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridST8104
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityDorset
 

Other names by which Winterborne Houghton, Dorset has been known in the past

Houghton ~ Houghton Winterborne

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

Houghton, Winterborne. See WINTERBORNE HOUGHTON.

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