Owermoigne

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Owermoigne
Owermoigne, parish church of St. Michael - geograph.org.uk - 519567.jpg
Parish church of St Michael
Owermoigne is located in Dorset
Owermoigne
Owermoigne
Owermoigne shown within Dorset
Population 467 [1]
OS grid reference SY768853
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district DT
Police Dorset
Fire Dorset and Wiltshire
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
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DorsetCoordinates: 50°40′01″N 2°19′44″W / 50.6669°N 2.3289°W / 50.6669; -2.3289

Owermoigne (pronunciation: /ərˈmɔɪn/) is a village and civil parish in the county of Dorset in southern England, situated 6 miles (9.7 km) south-east of Dorchester. In the 2011 census the parish had a population of 467.[1] The parish is within an electoral ward with the same name, which stretches from the east side of the small coastal village of Ringstead north towards Owermoigne and then up to, but not including, Crossways. To the east it covers White Nothe, Holworth and Galton. The population of this ward at the 2011 census was 3,804.[2]

The parish was formerly part of the hundred of Winfrith, and subsequently constituted a liberty by itself.

Owermoigne village is described as Nether Moynton in the fictional Wessex of Thomas Hardy's novels[3] and his short story The Distracted Preacher in Wessex Tales takes place in the village.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Neighbourhood Statistics. Area: Owermoigne (Parish). Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 27 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Ward population 2011". ukcensusdata.com. Retrieved 26 February 2015. 
  3. ^ Reginald J W Hammond (1979). Dorset Coast (4 ed.). Ward Lock Ltd. p. 83. ISBN 0 7063 5494 X. 

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