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Maiden Newton, Dorset

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Maiden Newton, Dorset

Maiden Newton is a village and civil parish in the county of Dorset in south-west England. It lies within the West Dorset administrative district of the county, about 9 miles north-west of the county town of Dorchester. It is sited on Upper Greensand at the confluence of the River Frome with its equally-sized tributary the Hooke. Both these rivers have cut valleys into the surrounding chalk hills of the Dorset Downs.
DistrictWest Dorset
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridSY5997
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western

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

Maiden Newton, par. and vil. with ry. sta., Dorset, on river Frome, 7½ miles NW. of Dorchester, 2853 ac., pop. 799; P.O., T.O., 3 Banks.

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