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Kingston Russell, Dorset

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Kingston Russell, Dorset

Kingston Russell is a large mansion house and manor near Long Bredy in Dorset, England, west of Dorchester. The present house dates from the late 17th century but in 1730 was clad in a white Georgian stone facade. The house was restored in 1913, and at the same time the gardens were laid out. The house is on land which was granted to the Russell family (not ancestors of the Russell Dukes of Bedford), by an early king, probably King John (1199–1216) at the end of his reign, or his son Henry III.
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridSY5891
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityDorset
 

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

Kingston Russell, par., Dorset, in SW. of co., 8 miles NW. of Dorchester, 1147 ac., pop. 70.

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