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Frampton, Dorset

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Frampton, Dorset

Frampton is a village in the county of Dorset in southern England. It lies within the West Dorset administrative district of the county, about five miles northwest of the county town of Dorchester. It is sited in the Frome valley amongst the chalk hills of the Dorset Downs. The village's name is a derivation from "Frome Town". The A356 main road passes through the village.
DistrictWest Dorset
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridSY6295
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 Frampton, Dorset has been known in the past

Frantone ~ Frompton

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

Frampton.-- par. and vil. (ry. sta. Grimstone and Frampton), W. Dorset, on river Frome, 5 miles NW. of Dorchester, 3508 ac., pop. 421; P.O.; in vicinity of vil. is the seat of Frampton Court.

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