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Wool, Dorset

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Wool, Dorset

Wool is a large village in the Purbeck district of Dorset, England. The village has a population of 4,118 (2001), though the population has fluctuated over the past 15 years, due to the proximity of military institutions, reaching a high of 4,300 in 1992. The village lies at a historic bridging point on the River Frome, half way between Dorchester and Wareham.
Post townWareham
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridSY8486
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Dialling code01929
Population4,118 (2001)

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

Welle, Wille

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

Wool, par. and vil. with ry. sta., in SE. of Dorset - par., 2550 ac., pop. 509; vil., on river Frome, 5 miles W. of Wareham; P.O.

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