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Poyntington manor house.jpg
Poyntington Manor
Poyntington is located in Dorset
Poyntington shown within Dorset
Population128 [1]
OS grid referenceST650200
Civil parish
  • Yeo Head
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSherborne
Postcode districtDT9
Dialling code01963
FireDorset and Wiltshire
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
50°58′41″N 2°29′57″W / 50.978°N 2.4991°W / 50.978; -2.4991Coordinates: 50°58′41″N 2°29′57″W / 50.978°N 2.4991°W / 50.978; -2.4991

Poyntington is a village and civil parish in the county of Dorset in South West England. It lies within the West Dorset administrative district, on the edge of the Blackmore Vale about 2 miles (3.2 km) north of Sherborne. In the 2011 census the parish had a population of 128.[1]

Poyntington shares a grouped parish council, Yeohead & Castleton Parish Council, with the three village parishes of Castleton, Goathill and Oborne.[2] Historically the village was part of the hundred of Horethorne in neighbouring Somerset.[3]

All Saints' Church has grown from an Anglo-Saxon two-room design and contains original Norman work. Murals on pillars were discovered in 1848[4] but were destroyed by their exposure. Two stained-glass windows date from the fourteenth century. An unusual addition is a carving of an angel's wing which was blown off Amiens Cathedral in World War I and then donated to the church.[5]

Notable residents[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Area: Poyntington (Parish), Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 15 March 2014.
  2. ^ "Yeohead & Castleton Parish Council". Retrieved 3 February 2015.
  3. ^ "Somerset Hundreds". GENUKI. Retrieved 23 April 2013.
  4. ^ Poyntington, Genuki, accessed July 2009
  5. ^ Poyntington Church, Dorset Historic Churches Trust, accessed July 2009

External links[edit]

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