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Winterborne Zelston, Dorset

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Winterborne Zelston, Dorset

Winterborne Zelston is a village in north Dorset, England. It is situated in a winterbourne valley on the A31 road eight miles south of Blandford Forum and ten miles north west of Poole. The village has a population of 141. The first name of "Winterborne" comes from the River Winterborne, which flows from west to east through the village. The river only flows overground during the winter, hence the name. To the west is Winterborne Tomson and to the northeast is Almer.
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridSY8997
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDorset

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

Winterborne Zelstone

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

Winterborne Zelstone, par., Dorset, 6 miles S. of Blandford, 823 ac., pop. 145.

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