Winterborne Herringston

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Herringstone House, north front

Winterborne Herringston, also Winterbourne Herringston, is a small civil parish and hamlet containing about 600 acres in Dorset, England, 1.4 miles south of Dorchester.[1] The only significant structure is Herringston House, a Grade II* listed 14th-century manor house which has been the home of the Williams family since 1513.[1][2]

The name is derived from the small river Winterborne or Winterbourne [3] and from the family of Herring, the mediaeval owners.[4]

It was originally part of the parish of the abandoned village of Winterborne Farringdon, and from the 17th to the 19th century of Winterborne Came.[5] Ecclesiastically it is now included in the parish of Winterborne Monkton.[6]


  1. ^ a b RCHME Dorset, vol 2: Winterborne Herringston
  2. ^ Herringston House
  3. ^ often known as the South Winterborne, as opposed to the North Winterborne
  4. ^ A D Mills, 1977: "Place Names of Dorset", vol 1 (Survey of English Place-Names LII). ISBN 9780904889024
  5. ^ RCHME Dorset, vol 2: Winterborne Came
  6. ^ Winterborne Monkton

Coordinates: 50°41′30″N 2°26′29″W / 50.69167°N 2.44139°W / 50.69167; -2.44139

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