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Broadwindsor, parish church of St. John the Baptist - - 497549.jpg
Parish church of St John the Baptist
Broadwindsor is located in Dorset
Broadwindsor shown within Dorset
Population1,320 [1]
OS grid referenceST437026
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
FireDorset and Wiltshire
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
UK Parliament
  • West Dorset
WebsiteBroadwindsor Village Website
List of places
50°49′08″N 2°47′56″W / 50.8189°N 2.7989°W / 50.8189; -2.7989Coordinates: 50°49′08″N 2°47′56″W / 50.8189°N 2.7989°W / 50.8189; -2.7989

Broadwindsor ( /ˌbrɔːdˈwɪnzər/) is a village and civil parish in the county of Dorset in South West England. It lies in the West Dorset administrative district, about 2 miles (3.2 km) west of Beaminster. Broadwindsor was formerly a liberty, containing only the parish itself. Dorset County Council estimate that in 2013 the population of the civil parish was 1,320.[1] In the 2011 census the population of the parish, combined with that of the small parish of Seaborough to the north, was 1,378.[2]

The parish church is principally Perpendicular in style, though it has origins in the 12th and 13th centuries,[3] and was rebuilt in 1868.[4] Thomas Fuller, who wrote The Worthies of England and The History of the Holy Warre, preached here between 1634 and 1650.[5]

King Charles II stayed the night in the village on 23 September 1651, after his flight from the Battle of Worcester.[3][5]

See also[edit]

List of liberties in Dorset.


  1. ^ a b "Parish Population Data". Dorset County Council. 20 January 2015. Retrieved 25 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Neighbourhood Statistics. Area: Broadwindsor (Parish).Key figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 1 December 2013.
  3. ^ a b West Dorset Holiday and Tourist Guide. West Dorset District Council. c. 1983. p. 5.
  4. ^ Reginald J W Hammond (1979). Dorset Coast (4 ed.). Ward Lock Ltd. p. 43. ISBN 0 7063 5494 X.
  5. ^ a b Roland Gant (1980). Dorset Villages. Robert Hale Ltd. pp. 107–8. ISBN 0 7091 8135 3.

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