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Edmondsham, Dorset

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Edmondsham, Dorset

Edmondsham is a village in the county of Dorset in southern England. It is situated two miles north west of Verwood and ten miles north of Bournemouth. It is sited near the source of a small stream which flows into the River Allen. In the 2001 Census it had a population of 200. The surrounding countryside is well-wooded. Edmonsham House was built in 1589, and in 1905 was described by Sir Frederick Treves as "grey with age" and hence "like a mist in the wood".
DistrictEast Dorset
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridSU0611
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 Edmondsham, Dorset has been known in the past

Amedesham ~ Medesham ~ Medessan

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

Edmondsham, par. and seat, NE. Dorset, 1½ mile S. of Cranborne, 1671 ac., pop. 230.

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