Purse Caundle

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Purse Caundle
England dorset pursecaundle.JPG
Purse Caundle manor house
Purse Caundle is located in Dorset
Purse Caundle
Purse Caundle
Purse Caundle shown within Dorset
Population90 [1]
OS grid referenceST695175
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
PoliceDorset
FireDorset and Wiltshire
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
List of places
UK
England
Dorset
50°57′24″N 2°26′03″W / 50.9567°N 2.4342°W / 50.9567; -2.4342Coordinates: 50°57′24″N 2°26′03″W / 50.9567°N 2.4342°W / 50.9567; -2.4342

Purse Caundle is a village and civil parish in the county of Dorset in southwest England. It lies within the West Dorset administrative district, about 4 miles (6.4 km) east of Sherborne. In 2013 the estimated population of the parish was 90.[1]

Purse Caundle manor house was built in the 15th century under the instruction of Richard Long, who bought 575 acres of land here in 1428.[2] The manor's site was recorded as early as the Domesday Book in 1086, when it was a tenancy of Athelney Abbey.[3]

The village church provides the final resting place for the seventeenth-century physician Nathaniel Highmore, whose father was rector here.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Parish Population Data". Dorset County Council. 20 January 2015. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  2. ^ West Dorset, Holiday and Tourist Guide. West Dorset District Council. c. 1983. p. 17.
  3. ^ Rodney Legg (March 2011). "Purse Caundle". Dorset Life Magazine. Retrieved 26 March 2014.
  4. ^ Sir Frederick Treves (1906). Highways and Byways in Dorset. Macmillan and Co. Ltd. p. 320.

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