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Dummer, Hampshire

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Dummer, Hampshire

Dummer is a parish and village in Hampshire, England located 6 miles south west of Basingstoke, 1km south of Junction 7 on the M3 motorway. In the 2001 census it had a population of 643, and the village currently has 127 dwellings. The name of the village is derived from Dun (meaning hill) and Mer (lake or pond). The English surname 'Dummer' is thought to originate from here, as the Dummer family were lords of the manor between the 12th and 16th centuries.
DistrictBasingstoke and Deane
Post townBASINGSTOKE
Administrative CountyHampshire
Traditional CountyHampshire
OS GridSU5845
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityHampshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHampshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHampshire
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Central
Dialling code01256
 

Other names by which Dummer, Hampshire has been known in the past

Dummere

Dummer, Hampshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Dummer, par. and hamlet, N. Hants, 5 miles SW. of Basingstoke, 2774 ac., pop. 390; P.O.; contains Dummer House.

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