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Long Crichel, Dorset

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Long Crichel, Dorset

Long Crichel is a hamlet in east Dorset, England, situated on Cranborne Chase five miles north east of Blandford Forum. The hamlet has a population of 81. The village church is St Mary's Church, Long Crichel. The tower of the church dates from the 15th century, and the rest of the church was rebuilt in 1851. It was declared redundant on 1 July 2003, and was vested in the Friends of Friendless Churches during 2010.
DistrictEast Dorset
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridST9710
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Dialling code01258

Other names by which Long Crichel, Dorset has been known in the past

Critchell ~ Critchell Long ~ Long Critchell

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

Critchell, Long, par., NE. Dorset, 6 miles SW. of Cranborne, 1869 ac., pop. 163.

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