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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.
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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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