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Hampreston, Dorset

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Hampreston, Dorset

Hampreston is a small village in the civil parish of Ferndown in East Dorset, southern England. Before 1972, the whole parish took the name of Hampreston, with its population rising from 1,860 in 1921 to 11,750 in 1971. The village has a school, an Anglican parish church and a farm shop. The folk singer Bob Roberts was born in Hampreston.
DistrictEast Dorset
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridSZ0598
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 Hampreston, Dorset has been known in the past

Ham ~ Ha

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

Hampreston, par., Dorset, on river Stour, 3 miles SE. of Wimborne Minster, 4948 ac., pop. 1393.

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