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Pimperne, Dorset

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Pimperne, Dorset

Pimperne is a village in north Dorset, England, situated on Cranborne Chase two miles northeast of the town of Blandford Forum. The village has a population of 995. The first records of Pimperne go back to the Domesday Book in the late 11th century, where it is recorded as "Pinpre", but it is believed that the village goes back to Anglo-Saxon times. A Bronze Age settlement was discovered in the barrows to the north of the village.
DistrictNorth Dorset
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridST9009
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 Pimperne, Dorset has been known in the past


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

Pimperne, par. and vil., Dorset, in NE. of co.- par., 4510 ac., pop. 339; vil., 2 miles NE. of Blandford; P.O.

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