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
Population200 
OS grid referenceST862158
Civil parish
  • Sutton Waldron
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBLANDFORD FORUM
Postcode districtDT11
Dialling code01747
PoliceDorset
FireDorset and Wiltshire
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Dorset
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]

References[edit]

  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. domesdaybook.co.uk. Retrieved 20 February 2015.
  5. ^ "Place: Sutton [Waldron]". Open Domesday. domesdaymap.co.uk. Retrieved 20 February 2015.
  6. ^ North Dorset District Council (1982–83). North Dorset District Official Guide. Home Publishing Co. Ltd. p. 49.

External links[edit]

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