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Wimborne St Giles, Dorset

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Wimborne St Giles, Dorset

Wimborne St Giles is a village in east Dorset, England, situated on Cranborne Chase seven miles north of Wimborne Minster and 12 miles north of Poole. The village has a population of 366 (2001). The village rests within the Shaftesbury estate, owned by the Earl of Shaftesbury. A tributary of the River Allen, formerly known as the Wimborne, snakes its way through the village. Wimborne St Giles, as the village of St Giles, has a long history recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086.
DistrictEast Dorset
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridSU0312
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 Wimborne St Giles, Dorset has been known in the past

S. Giles Winburne ~ St Giles

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

Wimborne St Giles, par. and vil., Dorset, in E. of co.- par., 3978 ac., pop. 453; vil., 2 miles SW. of Cranborne; P.O., called St Giles. St Giles Park is the seat of the Earl of Shaftesbury; the par. includes Wimborne All Saints, a separate par. until 1732.

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