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East Holme, Dorset

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East Holme, Dorset

East Holme is a small village which is situated about halfway between Wool and Wareham in Dorset, England. The village is sprawled around a large house called Holme Priory. The South West Main Line from London Waterloo to Weymouth runs through the village and, although the train does not stop, the village contains one of only a few of the remaining manned gate crossings. These have become particularly rare in the area.
Post townWareham
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridSY8986
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 East Holme, Dorset has been known in the past

Holme ~ Holme East

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

Holme, East, par., SE. Dorset, on river Frome, 2 miles SW. of Wareham, 1200 ac., pop. 89.

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