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Hammoon, Dorset

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Hammoon, Dorset

Hammoon is a hamlet and civil parish in North Dorset. It is sited on alluvial silt by the River Stour, about 2 miles east of the town of Sturminster Newton. Its name is derived from the Old English ham, meaning dwelling, and the surname of the Norman lord of the manor ('de Moion' or 'Mohun'). The Church of England parish church of St Paul dates from the 12th or 13th century.
DistrictNorth Dorset
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridST8114
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western

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


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

Hammoon, par., N. Dorset, on river Stour, 2 miles E. of Sturminster Newton, 677 ac., pop. 76.

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