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Fontmell Magna, Dorset

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Fontmell Magna, Dorset

Fontmell Magna is a village and civil parish in north Dorset, England, situated in the Blackmore Vale under Cranborne Chase on the A350 road five miles south of Shaftesbury and eight miles north of Blandford Forum. The village has a population of 671 (2001). In 1905 Sir Frederick Treves described the church as "one of the handsomest in Dorsetshire". The chalk hill just outside the village to the east, Fontmell Down, is a nature reserve.
DistrictNorth Dorset
Post townSHAFTESBURY
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridST8616
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Dialling code01747
Population671
 

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

Fontmell

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

Fontmell Magna, par. and vil., NE. Dorset, 4 miles S. of Shaftesbury, 2853 ac., pop. 731; P.O.

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