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Blandford Forum, Dorset

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Blandford Forum, Dorset

Blandford Forum, commonly Blandford, is a market town on the River Stour in Dorset, England. The town is noted for its Georgian architecture. In the 2001 Census the town had a population of 8,760. Blandford is the administrative headquarters of North Dorset District Council. Blandford Camp, a military base, is sited on the hills a mile to the east of the town.
DistrictNorth Dorset
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridST8806
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Dialling code01258

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

Blandford ~ Blanford ~ Chipping Blandford ~ Market Blandford

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

Blandford, par. (called also Blandford Forum), mun. bor. and market town, E. Dorset, on river Stour, 16 miles NE. of Dorchester and 124 miles SW. of London by rail -- par., 862 ac., pop. 3791; mun. bor., pop. 1373; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 2 newspapers.Market-day, Saturday. Blandford has been a market town from the 13th century. It gives the title of Marquis to the Duke of Marlborough.

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