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Dwellings in Bryanston Village - - 163315.jpg
Dwellings in Bryanston Village
Bryanston is located in Dorset
Location within Dorset
Population925 [1]
OS grid referenceST871069
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtDT11
FireDorset and Wiltshire
AmbulanceSouth Western
UK Parliament
List of places
50°51′30″N 2°10′57″W / 50.8583°N 2.1825°W / 50.8583; -2.1825Coordinates: 50°51′30″N 2°10′57″W / 50.8583°N 2.1825°W / 50.8583; -2.1825

Bryanston /ˈbrənstən/ is a village and civil parish in north Dorset, England, situated on the River Stour 1 mile (1.5 kilometres) west of Blandford Forum. In the 2011 census the parish had a population of 925.[1] The village is adjacent to the grounds of Bryanston School, an independent school.

The village was named after Brian de Lisle, a Baron at the court of King John. The Rogers family owned it for a long period of time, and it was later purchased by Sir William Portman, 6th Baronet, who took part in crushing Monmouth's rebellion in 1685. In the 1890s the Portman family built a large country house, designed by Richard Norman Shaw[2] and set in 400 acres (160 ha). Since 1927 the building has been the home of Bryanston School.[2] In 1950 Viscount Portman gave up the Bryanston Estates as part payment of death duties.[2] The estate was then owned by the crown until 2015 when the estate was purchased by a UK company held on behalf of the Viscount Rothermere and his son the Hon Vere Harmsworth for an undisclosed sum.[3][4]

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  1. ^ a b "Area: Bryanston (Parish), Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 28 June 2014.
  2. ^ a b c North Dorset District Council (c. 1982). North Dorset District Official Guide. Home Publishing Co. Ltd. p. 31.
  3. ^ "The Crown Estate sells Bryanston Estate". Archived from the original on 9 July 2015. Retrieved 25 October 2015.
  4. ^ Shrubsole, Guy. "The ten landowners who own one-sixth of Dorset". Who Owns England?.

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Media related to Bryanston at Wikimedia Commons