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Witchampton, Dorset

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Witchampton, Dorset

Witchampton is a village in East Dorset, England, situated on the River Allen 5 miles north of Wimborne Minster. The village has a population of 377. 11th century whalebone chess pieces were found here, which are some of the best surviving early English chess pieces.
DistrictEast Dorset
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridST9806
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 Witchampton, Dorset has been known in the past

Wickhampton ~ Wichemetune ~ Wichamatuna

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

Witchampton, par. and vil., Dorset, in W. of co.- par., 1481 ac., pop. 512; vil., 5 miles NW. of Wimborne; P.O., T.O.; has the Witchampton papermills.

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