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Motcombe, Dorset

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Motcombe, Dorset

Motcombe is a village in the county of Dorset in southern England, United Kingdom. It lies within the North Dorset administrative district of the county, about 2 miles north of the town of Shaftesbury. It is sited on Kimmeridge clay soil beneath hills at the edge of the Blackmore Vale. The parish of Motcombe is one of the largest in Dorset. In the 2001 Census the village had a population of 1,404.
DistrictNorth Dorset
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridST8425
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Dialling code01747

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


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

Motecombe, par. and vil., Dorset, 1½ mile NW. of Shaftesbury, 4841 ac., pop. 1411; P.O., T.O.; market gardening is carried on; Motcombe House is a seat of the Duke of Westminster.

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