Winterbourne Steepleton

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Winterbourne Steepleton
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Winterbourne Steepleton
Winterbourne Steepleton is located in Dorset
Winterbourne Steepleton
Winterbourne Steepleton
 Winterbourne Steepleton shown within Dorset
Population 297 [1]
OS grid reference SY628898
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
UK Parliament West Dorset
List of places
UK
England
Dorset

Coordinates: 50°42′24″N 2°31′49″W / 50.70679°N 2.53029°W / 50.70679; -2.53029

Winterbourne Steepleton is a village and civil parish in south west Dorset, England, situated in a winterbourne valley 5 miles (8.0 km) west of Dorchester, next to the village of Winterbourne Abbas. The name of the village derives from its site next to a seasonal winterbourne stream and from having one of only three stone church steeples in the county (the others being at Iwerne Minster and Trent).[2] In the 2011 census the parish had a population of 297.[1]

The parish church, dedicated to St Michael, dates mostly from the 12th and 13th centuries, although the nave has Saxon elements and the steeple is a 14th-century addition.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Neighbourhood Statistics. Area: Winterbourne Steepleton (Parish). Key figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics.". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Dorset, Frank R. Heath, Methuen & Co. Ltd., London, Sixth Ed. (revised), 1922.
  3. ^ Roland Gant (1980). Dorset Villages. Robert Hale Ltd. p. 175. ISBN 0 7091 8135 3. 
  4. ^ "Winterbourne Steepleton". Weymouth-Dorset.co.uk. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 

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