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Manston, Dorset

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Manston, Dorset

Manston is a small village and parish in the county of Dorset in southern England. It is situated in the Blackmore Vale in the North Dorset administrative district of the county, two miles east of the town of Sturminster Newton. It is sited on Kimmeridge clay soil, close to the River Stour. In the 2001 Census the village had a population of 135.
DistrictNorth Dorset
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridST8115
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 Manston, Dorset has been known in the past


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

Manston.-- par., Dorset, on river Stour, 2 miles NE. of Sturminster Newton, 1323 ac., pop. 187; contains Manston House, seat.

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