Canford Magna

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Canford Magna
Canford Magna - the parish church from the northwest - - 1324984.jpg
Canford Magna parish church
Canford Magna is located in Dorset
Canford Magna
Canford Magna
Canford Magna shown within Dorset
Population [1]
Unitary authority
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town WIMBORNE
Postcode district BH21
Dialling code 01202
Police Dorset
Fire Dorset and Wiltshire
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
List of places
50°47′13″N 1°57′07″W / 50.787°N 1.952°W / 50.787; -1.952Coordinates: 50°47′13″N 1°57′07″W / 50.787°N 1.952°W / 50.787; -1.952

Canford Magna is a village in Dorset, England. The village is situated just south of the River Stour and lies between the towns of Wimborne Minster and Poole. Canford School, a boarding school is located in the village. The school was previously the mansion and estate of Lord Wimborne. A golf club lies on the edge of the village and the school.[2] The village has a mixture of thatch and brick buildings, mostly serving as residences for teaching staff.[3] The western edge of the village merges with the residential suburb of Merley and the village community of Oakley. The village has a church, the oldest part of which is nearly a thousand years old.[4] The village school was built in 1866 and now serves as the youth club for Canford and Merley.[5]


  1. ^ Census, 2001
  2. ^ Canford Magna Golf Club
  3. ^ Canford Magna, Dorset, England
  4. ^ "Canford Parish Church".
  5. ^ Parish of Canford Magna