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Parish church of St Andrew
Burstock is located in Dorset
 Burstock shown within Dorset
Population 120 [1]
OS grid reference ST422029
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
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Coordinates: 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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