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Coordinates: 50°55′48″N 2°15′39″W / 50.93°N 2.2607°W / 50.93; -2.2607

Hammoon, church and cross - geograph.org.uk - 506487.jpg
St. Paul's parish church and cross
Hammoon is located in Dorset
 Hammoon shown within Dorset
OS grid reference ST817145
Civil parish Hammoon
District North 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
List of places

Hammoon is a small village and civil parish in North Dorset. It is sited on alluvial silt by the River Stour,[1] 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').[2]

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.

Near St. Paul's is the thatched and mullioned manor house, which dates from the 16th century and which Sir Frederick Treves described in 1905 as "the most picturesque of its kind".[3]


  1. ^ Wightman, R (1983). Portrait of Dorset. Hale. p. 17. 
  2. ^ Gant, R (1980). Dorset Villages. Hale. p. 53. 
  3. ^ Treves, Sir F (1905). Highways and Byways in Dorset. London: Macmillan. p. 38. 

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