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Grimstone, Dorset

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Grimstone, Dorset

Grimstone is a hamlet at the confluence of Sydling Water and the River Frome in the western part of the civil parish of Stratton, Dorset. The Great Western Railway opened Grimstone and Frampton railway station and Grimstone Viaduct in 1857 and British Railways closed the station in 1966. Grimstone's common lands were not enclosed until 1907.
DistrictWest Dorset
Post townDorchester
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridSY6494
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Dialling code01305

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

Grimstone.-- vil. (ry. sta. Grimstone and Frampton), Stratton par., Dorset, 5 miles NW. of Dorchester.

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