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Cattistock, Dorset

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Cattistock, Dorset

Cattistock is a village in west Dorset, England, sited in the upper reaches of the Frome Valley eight miles north west of Dorchester. The Dorset poet William Barnes called it "elbow-streeted Cattstock", a comment on the less-than-linear village street. The village has a population of 440 (2002). The church was rebuilt in the nineteenth century, by architects Sir George Gilbert Scott and his son George Gilbert Scott Junior.
DistrictWest Dorset
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridSY5999
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western

Other names by which Cattistock, Dorset has been known in the past

Stoche Estocha

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

Cattistock, par., E. Dorset, 4½ miles SW. of Cerne Abbas, 3009 ac., pop. 531; P.O.

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