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Burstock, parish church of St. Andrew - geograph.org.uk - 447160.jpg
Parish church of St Andrew
Burstock is located in Dorset
Burstock shown within Dorset
Population120 [1]
OS grid referenceST422029
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
FireDorset and Wiltshire
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
UK Parliament
  • West Dorset
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50°49′24″N 2°49′22″W / 50.8232°N 2.8229°W / 50.8232; -2.8229Coordinates: 50°49′24″N 2°49′22″W / 50.8232°N 2.8229°W / 50.8232; -2.8229

Burstock is a village and civil parish in west Dorset, England, 5 miles (8.0 km) south of Crewkerne. In the 2011 census the parish had 59 dwellings,[2] 49 households and a population of 120.[1]

In 1086 Burstock was recorded in the Domesday Book as 'Bureuuinestoch',[3] meaning a farm ('stoc') owned by either 'Burgwine' (a man) or 'Burgwynn' (a woman).[4] It had 12 households, 8 acres of meadow and 3 ploughlands. It was in Whitchurch Canonicorum Hundred, the lord was William Malbank and the tenant-in-chief was Earl Hugh of Chester.[5]

Before the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the mid 16th century, Burstock was closely associated with the Cistercian monks at nearby Forde Abbey; at Whetham, in the north of the parish, the abbey developed a mill, and in 1316 the Abbot became Burstock's lord of the manor.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Area: Burstock (Parish). Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 5 June 2014.
  2. ^ "Area: Burstock (Parish). Dwellings, Household Spaces and Accommodation Type, 2011 (KS401EW)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 27 February 2015.
  3. ^ "Dorset A-G". The Domesday Book Online. domesdaybook.co.uk. Retrieved 25 February 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Burstock". Dorset OPC Project. Retrieved 14 January 2014.
  5. ^ "Place: Burstock". Open Domesday. domesdaymap.co.uk. Retrieved 25 February 2015.

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