Lillington, Dorset

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Coordinates: 50°54′47″N 2°31′44″W / 50.9130°N 2.5290°W / 50.9130; -2.5290

Lillington
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Lillington
Lillington is located in Dorset
Lillington
Lillington
 Lillington shown within Dorset
Population 50 [1]
District West Dorset
Shire county Dorset
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police Dorset
Fire Dorset
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
List of places
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Dorset

Lillington is a hamlet and civil parish in north west Dorset, England, situated 3 miles (4.8 km) south of Sherborne in the West Dorset administrative district. Dorset County Council estimate that the population of the civil parish was 50 in 2012.[1]

The underlying geology in Lillington is Forest Marble, which has produced soil rich in clay.[2] The parish church is small and has a 13th-century nave. In 1605 Sir Walter Raleigh's second son, Carew, was christened here. The barn next to the church has two porches and seven bays and also dates from the start of the 17th century.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Parish Population Data". Dorset County Council. 10 March 2014. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  2. ^ Ralph Wightman (1983). Portrait of Dorset (4 ed.). Robert Hale Ltd. p. 18. ISBN 0 7090 0844 9. 
  3. ^ West Dorset, Holiday and Tourist Guide. West Dorset District Council. c. 1983. p. 10. 

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