Iwerne Minster

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Iwerne Minster
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View over Iwerne Minster from the west
Iwerne Minster is located in Dorset
Iwerne Minster
Iwerne Minster
 Iwerne Minster shown within Dorset
Population 889 (2001 census)
OS grid reference ST865143
District North Dorset
Shire county Dorset
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Blandford
Postcode district DT11
Dialling code 01747
Police Dorset
Fire Dorset
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament North Dorset
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Coordinates: 50°55′42″N 2°11′26″W / 50.9284°N 2.1906°W / 50.9284; -2.1906

Iwerne Minster /ˈjuːɜrn/ is a village and civil parish in the English county of Dorset. It lies on the edge of the Blackmore Vale in the North Dorset administrative district, approximately midway between the towns of Shaftesbury and Blandford Forum. The A350 main road between the towns passes through the edge of the village, just to the west. To the east rise the chalk hills of Cranborne Chase. In the 2001 Census the village had a population of 889.

Iwerne Minster is home to Clayesmore School, a fee-paying boarding and day school.

In fiction, a pre-Norman conquest Iwerne Minster is imagined (along with neighbouring village Shroton) in Julian Rathbone's novel The Last English King.

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