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Piddlehinton, Dorset

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Piddlehinton, Dorset

Piddlehinton is a village in west Dorset, England situated in the Piddle valley five miles north of Dorchester. The village has a population of around 600. Piddlehinton formerly constituted a liberty containing only the parish itself. The local schools are Piddle Valley First School, St Mary's Middle School in Puddletown, and The Thomas Hardye School in Dorchester, members of the DASP group.
DistrictWest Dorset
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridSY7197
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Dialling code01300

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

Piddle Hinton ~ Puddlehinton ~ Pidele

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

Puddlehinton, par., liberty, and vil., Dorset - par. and liberty, 2264 ac., pop. 397; vil., on river Piddle, 4 miles N. of Dorchester; P.O., called Piddle Hinton.

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