Holt, Dorset

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Village Green, Holt
Holt is located in Dorset
Holt shown within Dorset
OS grid reference SU029038
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
UK Parliament
List of places
50°50′02″N 1°57′36″W / 50.834°N 1.960°W / 50.834; -1.960Coordinates: 50°50′02″N 1°57′36″W / 50.834°N 1.960°W / 50.834; -1.960

Holt is a village in east Dorset, England, 2 miles (3.2 km) north of Wimborne Minster. The village had a population of 1,265 in 2001. The electoral ward of the same name had a population of 2,286 at the 2011 census.[1] It also includes Hinton Martell and Horton.

Holt gives its name to Holt Heath, a nearby large heathland common, owned by the National Trust and designated as a national nature reserve.

The village has a football team called Holt United which plays in the Dorset Premier League.

According to the 1901 UK census, Lieutenant-General John Plumptre Carr Glyn KCB, who had fought in the Crimean War, the Anglo-Ashanti War and the Anglo-Zulu War retired to Holt with his wife Belgian born Ellen.[2]


  1. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 1 March 2015. 
  2. ^ 1901 Census of England

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