Tarrant Hinton

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Tarrant Hinton
Tarrant Hinton, the Tarrant alongside the road - geograph.org.uk - 1142676.jpg
Tarrant Hinton
Tarrant Hinton is located in Dorset
Tarrant Hinton
Tarrant Hinton
 Tarrant Hinton shown within Dorset
Population 160 [1]
OS grid reference ST937110
District North Dorset
Shire county Dorset
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BLANDFORD FORUM
Postcode district DT11
Dialling code 01258
Police Dorset
Fire Dorset
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament North Dorset
List of places
UK
England
Dorset

Coordinates: 50°53′56″N 2°05′24″W / 50.8988°N 2.09°W / 50.8988; -2.09

Tarrant Hinton is a village and civil parish in the county of Dorset in southern England. It is situated in the Tarrant Valley within the North Dorset administrative district, approximately 5 miles (8.0 km) north-east of Blandford Forum. In 2013 the estimated population of the civil parish was 160.[1]

The village no longer has a public house, shop or post office, but it has a medieval parish church and a newly rebuilt village hall. In 2001 the eccesiatical parish of Tarrant Hinton was grouped with nine other surrounding parishes to form the Chase Benefice in the Anglican Diocese of Salisbury.

A line of traction engines at the Dorset Steam Fair

Tarrant Hinton is probably best known as the location of the Great Dorset Steam Fair, which is annually visited by some 200,000 people.

There is a local church benefice newsletter published regularly called the Tarrant Times.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Parish Population Data". Dorset County Council. 20 January 2015. Retrieved 7 February 2015. 

External links[edit]

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