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Whitchurch Canonicorum, Dorset

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Whitchurch Canonicorum, Dorset

Whitchurch Canonicorum or Whitechurch Canonicorum is a village in south-west Dorset, England, situated in the Marshwood Vale five miles northwest of Bridport. The village has a population of 647; 10.1% of dwellings are second homes. On the northern edge of the village is the Church of St Candida and Holy Cross. It is noteworthy as containing the only shrine in Britain to have survived the Reformation with its relics intact, apart from that of Saint Edward the Confessor in Westminster Abbey.
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridSY3995
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDorset

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