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Canford Magna, Poole

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Canford Magna, Poole

Canford Magna is a village in Dorset, England. The village is situated just south of the River Stour and lies in between the towns of Wimborne Minster and Poole. The village is the site of the boarding school - Canford School. The school was previously the mansion and estate of Lord Wimborne. A golf club lies on the edge of the village and the school. The village has a mixture of thatch and brick buildings, mostly serving as residences for teaching staff.
Administrative CountyPoole
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridSZ0398
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Dialling code01202

Other names by which Canford Magna, Poole has been known in the past

Canford ~ Canford Great ~ Cranford ~ Great Canford

Canford Magna, Poole in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Canford Magna, par. and township, SE. Dorset, on river Stour, 6 miles NE. of Poole -- par., 16,633 ac. (375 water), pop. 9315; township, 8053 ac. (375 water), pop. 1107; P.O., T.O., called Great Canford.

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