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West Stafford, Dorset

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West Stafford, Dorset

West Stafford is a village in south west Dorset, England, situated in the Frome valley two miles east of Dorchester. The village has a population of 270. It contains 'The Wise Man Inn', which is the village pub, and St Andrew's Church. The river Winterbourne runs beside the village and 2 miles south lies the village of West Knighton. When training as an architect, the famous writer Thomas Hardy assisted in the design of Talbot Hayes House and the cottages opposite.
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridSY7289
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDorset

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

Stafford ~ Stafford West

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

Stafford, West, par. and vil., in S. of Dorset - par., 984 ac., pop. 199; vil., 2 miles E. of Dorchester; P.O., called Stafford; near the vil. is West Stafford House, seat.

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