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Horton, Dorset

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Horton, Dorset

Horton is a village in East Dorset, England, situated on the boundary between the chalk downland of Cranborne Chase and the heathland of the New Forest, ten miles north of Poole. The village has a population of 515.
DistrictEast Dorset
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridSU0307
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 Horton, Dorset has been known in the past


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

Horton, par. and vil., NE. Dorset, 4½ miles SW. of Cranborne, 2740 ac., pop. 463; P.O.; in vicinity of vil. is the seat of Horton Park.

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