Stourpaine

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Stourpaine
The Village of Stourpaine from Hod Hill - geograph.org.uk - 1278856.jpg
Stourpaine viewed from Hod Hill
Stourpaine is located in Dorset
Stourpaine
Stourpaine
Location within Dorset
Population617 
OS grid referenceST861093
Civil parish
  • Stourpaine
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBLANDFORD FORUM
Postcode districtDT11
Dialling code01258
PoliceDorset
FireDorset and Wiltshire
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Dorset
50°53′05″N 2°11′53″W / 50.8847°N 2.198°W / 50.8847; -2.198Coordinates: 50°53′05″N 2°11′53″W / 50.8847°N 2.198°W / 50.8847; -2.198

Stourpaine (/staʊərˈpn/) is a village and civil parish in the county of Dorset in southern England. It is situated in the valley of the River Stour in the North Dorset administrative district, 3 miles (4.8 km) northwest of Blandford Forum. The A350 road, which connects Blandford to Shaftesbury to the north, passes through the village. The chalk hills of Cranborne Chase and the Dorset Downs lie immediately to the north-east and south-west respectively. In the 2011 census the civil parish had 277 dwellings,[1] 265 households and a population of 617.[2]

It was the original site of the Great Dorset Steam Fair, which has been held at nearby Tarrant Hinton in more recent years.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Area: Stourpaine (Parish). Dwellings, Household Spaces and Accommodation Type, 2011 (KS401EW)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 6 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Area: Stourpaine (Parish). Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 6 February 2015.

External links[edit]

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