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Broadmayne, Dorset

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Broadmayne, Dorset

Broadmayne is a village in the English county of Dorset. It lies within the West Dorset administrative district, two miles south-east of the county town Dorchester. The A352 main road between Dorchester and Wareham passes through the village. In the 2001 Census the population of the village was 1,864. Village facilities and services include a Post Office, a clinic and a public house (The Black Dog). There are two churches in the village, both of which were redesigned by Thomas Hardy.
DistrictWest Dorset
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridSY7286
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Dialling code01305
Population1,864 (2001 Census)

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


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

Broadmayne, par., S. Dorset, 4½ miles SE. of Dorchester, 2540 ac., pop. 511; P.O.

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