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Sixpenny Handley, Dorset

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Sixpenny Handley, Dorset

Sixpenny Handley or Handley is a village and civil parish in north east Dorset, England, situated on Cranborne Chase ten miles (16 km) north east of Blandford Forum. The village has a population of 1,175. The village name is derived from two medieval hundreds: "Sexpena" and "Hanlega", which by the 14th century were united as the hundred of "Sexpenne et Henle". The village was originally known as Handley, or Handley St Mary.
DistrictEast Dorset
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridST9917
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Dialling code01725

Other names by which Sixpenny Handley, Dorset has been known in the past


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

Handley (or Sixpenny Handley), par. and vil., NE. Dorset, 5 miles NW. of Cranborne, 5928 ac., pop. 938; P.O.

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