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Milborne St Andrew, Dorset

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Milborne St Andrew, Dorset

Milborne St Andrew is a village in central Dorset, England, situated in a winterbourne valley on the dip slope of the Dorset Downs, straddling the A354 road nine miles north east of Dorchester. The village has a population of 1,042 (2001). A mile south of the village is Weatherby Castle hill fort, the 'tower' of Thomas Hardy's novel Two on a Tower. There is an infants' school, Milbourne St Andrew First School http://www. milborne. dorset. sch. uk/, rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted in 2009.
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridSY8097
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western

Other names by which Milborne St Andrew, Dorset has been known in the past

Milborn ~ S. Andrews Milborn

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

Milborne St Andrew, par. and vil., Dorset, 8 miles SW. of Blandford and 8½ miles NE. of Dorchester, 1717 ac., pop. 309; P.O.; Cardinal Morton (1410-1500), Archbishop of Canterbury, was a native.

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