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Sturminster Marshall, Dorset

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Sturminster Marshall, Dorset

Sturminster Marshall is a village and civil parish in east Dorset in England, situated on the River Stour between Blandford Forum and Poole. The parish has a population of 1,895 (as of the 2001 census), and includes the village of Almer west of Sturminster Marshall, near Winterborne Zelston and the hamlet of Henbury to the south-east of the village. The village is twinned with the French commune Sainte-Mère-Église
DistrictEast Dorset
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridSY9499
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Dialling code01258
Population1,895 (2001)

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

Sturminster Marshall, par. and vil., Dorset, in E. of co.- par., 3851 ac., pop. 809; vil., on river Stour, 4 miles W. of Wimborne; P.O.; is a place of some antiquity, and was once a market town. The Stour is here crossed by an 8-arched bridge.

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