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Durweston, Dorset

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Durweston, Dorset

Durweston is a village in the English county of Dorset. It lies within the North Dorset administrative district of the county, two miles north-west of the town of Blandford Forum. It is sited by the River Stour at the point where it flows out of the Blackmore Vale through a steep, narrow gap between the Dorset Downs and Cranborne Chase. The village has a population of 429.
DistrictNorth Dorset
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridST8508
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 Durweston, Dorset has been known in the past

Dervinestone ~ Derwinestone

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

Durweston, par. and vil., N. Dorset, on river Stour, 22 m. NW. of Blandford Forum, 1763 ac., pop. 376; P.O.

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