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Cranborne, Dorset

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Cranborne, Dorset

Cranborne is a village in East Dorset, England. In 2001 the village had a population of 779 people. The town is situated on chalk downland called Cranborne Chase, part of a large expanse of chalk in southern England which includes the nearby Salisbury Plain and Dorset Downs.
DistrictEast Dorset
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridSU0513
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 Cranborne, Dorset has been known in the past

Cranborn ~ Cranburne ~ Creneburne ~ Creneborna

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

Cranborne, small town and par., NE. Dorset, in Cranborne Chase, near border of co., 9 miles NE. of Wimborne Minster, 13,730 ac., pop. 2317; P.O., to. Cranborne gives the title of viscount to the Marquis of Salisbury.

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