Frome St Quintin

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Frome St Quintin
Frome St. Quintin, parish church of St. Mary - - 506083.jpg
Parish church of St Mary
Frome St Quintin is located in Dorset
Frome St Quintin
Frome St Quintin
Frome St Quintin shown within Dorset
Population150 [1]
OS grid referenceST598026
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
FireDorset and Wiltshire
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
List of places
50°49′17″N 2°34′21″W / 50.8214°N 2.5726°W / 50.8214; -2.5726Coordinates: 50°49′17″N 2°34′21″W / 50.8214°N 2.5726°W / 50.8214; -2.5726

Frome St Quintin is a village in the county of Dorset in southern England, situated in the West Dorset administrative district approximately 11 miles (18 km) northwest of the county town Dorchester. It is sited on an outcrop of greensand[2] near the head of the Frome valley, among chalk hills of the Dorset Downs. Dorset County Council's latest (2013) estimate of the parish population is 150.[1] There are naturally occurring springs in the area and the first habitation is likely to have been during the Roman era.[citation needed] The parish church dates from the 13th century.[3] Just over 0.5 miles (0.80 km) west of the village and in Cattistock parish is Chantmarle, a 15th-century manor house with later additions.


  1. ^ a b "Parish Population Data". Dorset County Council. 20 January 2015. Retrieved 28 February 2015.
  2. ^ Ralph Wightman (1983). Portrait of Dorset (4 ed.). Robert Hale Ltd. p. 16. ISBN 0 7090 0844 9.
  3. ^ West Dorset, Holiday and Tourist Guide. West Dorset District Council. c. 1983. p. 9.

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