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Melbury Abbas, Dorset

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Melbury Abbas, Dorset

Melbury Abbas is a village in north Dorset, England, situated between Shaftesbury and Blandford Forum on Cranborne Chase, close to Melbury Down. The village has a population of 301 (2001), 34.4% are retired. 6.1% of dwellings are second homes. The village is known for its traffic problems as it is situated on what has become the main road between Shaftesbury and Blandford.
DistrictNorth Dorset
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridST8820
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Dialling code01747

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

Melbury Abbas, par. and vil., Dorset, 2 miles SE. of Shaftesbury, 2276 ac., pop. 328; P.O.

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