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Charminster, Bournemouth

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Charminster, Bournemouth

Charminster is a village in west Dorset, England, situated on the River Cerne and A352 road one mile (2 km) north of Dorchester. The village has a population of 1,940 (2001). The village has a small church of St. Mary. These two things give the village its name, Cerneminster (recorded in 1223), which eventually evolved into Charminster. The village includes Wolfeton house.
Administrative CountyBournemouth
Traditional CountyHampshire
OS GridSZ1094
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDorset

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