St. Paul's parish church and cross
Hammoon shown within Dorset
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Hammoon is a small village and civil parish in North Dorset. It is sited on alluvial silt by the River Stour, about 2 miles (3.2 km) east of the town of Sturminster Newton. Its name is derived from the Old English ham, meaning dwelling, and the surname of the Norman lord of the manor ('de Moion' or 'Mohun').
The Church of England parish church of St Paul dates from the 12th or 13th century. The parish was the first incumbency of the academic and clergyman Humphrey Gower (1638–1711), who later went on to become Master of Jesus College, Cambridge and then St. John's College, Cambridge.
- Wightman, R (1983). Portrait of Dorset. Hale. p. 17.
- Gant, R (1980). Dorset Villages. Hale. p. 53.
- Treves, Sir F (1905). Highways and Byways in Dorset. London: Macmillan. p. 38.
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