Sutton Waldron

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Sutton Waldron
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Sutton Waldron
Sutton Waldron is located in Dorset
Sutton Waldron
Sutton Waldron
Location within Dorset
OS grid referenceST862158
Civil parish
  • Sutton Waldron
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtDT11
Dialling code01747
FireDorset and Wiltshire
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
50°56′33″N 2°11′56″W / 50.9425°N 2.1989°W / 50.9425; -2.1989Coordinates: 50°56′33″N 2°11′56″W / 50.9425°N 2.1989°W / 50.9425; -2.1989

Sutton Waldron is a village and civil parish in north Dorset, England, situated on the A350 road between Iwerne Minster and Fontmell Magna, in the Blackmore Vale under the scarp of Cranborne Chase, 8 miles (13 km) north of Blandford Forum and 5 miles (8.0 km) south of Shaftesbury. In the 2011 census the parish had 93 dwellings,[1] 87 households and a population of 200.[2]

The parish covers about 1,300 acres (530 ha) in a strip of land that, from west to east, is composed of Kimmeridge clay, Lower Greensand, Gault Clay, Upper Greensand and chalk.[3]

In 1086 in the Domesday Book Sutton Waldron was recorded as Sudtone;[4] it had 24 households, one mill, six ploughlands, 6 acres (2.4 ha) of meadow and 40 acres (16 ha) of woodland. It was in the hundred of Gillingham and the lord and tenant-in-chief was Waleran the hunter.[5]

The parish church dates from 1847 and is constructed in the Decorated Gothic style.[6]


  1. ^ "Area: Sutton Waldron (Parish). Dwellings, Household Spaces and Accommodation Type, 2011 (KS401EW)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 5 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Area: Sutton Waldron (Parish). Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 5 June 2015.
  3. ^ "'Sutton Waldron', in An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Dorset, Volume 4, North (London, 1972), pp. 84-88". British History Online. University of London. Retrieved 20 February 2015.
  4. ^ "Dorset S-Z". The Domesday Book Online. Retrieved 20 February 2015.
  5. ^ "Place: Sutton [Waldron]". Open Domesday. Retrieved 20 February 2015.
  6. ^ North Dorset District Council (1982–83). North Dorset District Official Guide. Home Publishing Co. Ltd. p. 49.

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