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Godmanstone, Dorset

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Godmanstone, Dorset

Godmanstone is a village in the county of Dorset in southern England. It lies within the West Dorset administrative district of the county, about four miles north of the county town of Dorchester. It is sited by the River Cerne amongst the chalk hills of the Dorset Downs. In the 2001 Census the village had a population of 144 in about 60 homes. The historic thatched Smith's Arms pub (closed many years ago) was one of several that claimed to be the smallest pub in Britain.
DistrictWest Dorset
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridSY6697
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western

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

Godmanstone, par. and vil., mid. Dorset, on river Cerne, 2½ m. S. of Cerne Abbas, 1154 ac., pop. 165; P.O.

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