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Charminster, Dorset

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Charminster, Dorset

Charminster is a village in west Dorset, England, situated on the River Cerne and A352 road one mile (2 km) north of Dorchester. The village has a population of 1,940 (2001). The village has a small church of St. Mary. These two things give the village its name, Cerneminster (recorded in 1223), which eventually evolved into Charminster. The village includes Wolfeton house.
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridSY6892
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDorset

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


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

Charminster, par. and vil., S. Dorset, 2 miles NW. of Dorchester, 4095 ac., pop. 1516; P.O., T.O.

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