Poyntington

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Poyntington
Poyntington manor house.jpg
Poyntington Manor
Poyntington is located in Dorset
Poyntington
Poyntington
 Poyntington shown within Dorset
Population 128 [1]
OS grid reference ST650200
Civil parish Yeo Head
District West Dorset
Shire county Dorset
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Sherborne
Postcode district DT9
Dialling code 01963
Police Dorset
Fire Dorset
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament West Dorset
List of places
UK
England
Dorset

Coordinates: 50°58′41″N 2°29′57″W / 50.978°N 2.4991°W / 50.978; -2.4991

Poyntington is a village and civil parish in the county of Dorset in southwest England. It lies within the West Dorset administrative district, on the edge of the Blackmore Vale about 2 miles (3.2 km) north of Sherborne. In the 2011 census the parish had a population of 128.[1]

Poyntington is in the group parish of Yeo Head, together with the three villages of Castleton, Goathill and Oborne,[2] though historically the village was part of the hundred of Horethorne in neighbouring Somerset.[3]

All Saints' Church has grown from an Anglo-Saxon two-room design and contains original Norman work. Murals on pillars were discovered in 1848[4] but were destroyed by their exposure. Two stained-glass windows date from the fourteenth century. An unusual addition is a carving of an angel's wing which was blown off Amiens Cathedral in World War I and then donated to the church.[5]

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Area: Poyntington (Parish), Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 15 March 2014. 
  2. ^ Yeo Head Parish Council, accessed July 2009
  3. ^ "Somerset Hundreds". GENUKI. Retrieved 23 April 2013. 
  4. ^ Poyntington, Genuki, accessed July 2009
  5. ^ Poyntington Church, Dorset Historic Churches Trust, accessed July 2009

External links[edit]

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