Melcombe Horsey

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Melcombe Horsey
St Andrew's church, Bingham's Melcombe
Melcombe Horsey is located in Dorset
Melcombe Horsey
Melcombe Horsey
 Melcombe Horsey shown within Dorset
Population 141 [1]
OS grid reference ST749028
   – London  139 miles (224 km) 
District West Dorset
Shire county Dorset
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Dialling code 01258
Police Dorset
Fire Dorset
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament West Dorset
List of places

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Melcombe Horsey is a civil parish in the county of Dorset in South West England. It contains the small settlements of Melcombe Bingham, Bingham's Melcombe and Higher Melcombe, the last being the site of the deserted village of Melcombe Horsey. In the 2011 census the parish had a population of 141.[1]

Bingham's Melcombe is a medieval house. It takes its name from Robert Bingham who acquired the property through marriage in the 13th century. It remained in the Bingham family until 1895.[2] The house is believed to be early 16th century. It was substantially restored and remodelled in 1893-4 by Evelyn Hellicar (1862-1929)[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Area: Melcombe Horsey (Parish), Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 13 June 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Historical Monuments in the County of Dorset, Vol III, Central, part 2, Royal Commission on Historical Monuments
  3. Builder LXVI, 24 March 1894, page 236

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