North Wootton, Dorset

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North Wootton
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North Wootton
North Wootton is located in Dorset
North Wootton
North Wootton
 North Wootton shown within Dorset
Population 50 [1]
OS grid reference ST655145
Civil parish North Wootton
District West Dorset
Shire county Dorset
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police Dorset
Fire Dorset
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament West Dorset
List of places

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North Wootton is a hamlet and civil parish in Dorset, England, situated in the West Dorset administrative district approximately 1.5 miles (2.4 km) southeast of Sherborne. It is sited on a narrow band of Cornbrash limestone, with Oxford clay adjacent to the southeast and Forest Marble to the northwest.[2] In 2013 the estimated population of the parish was 50.[1]

The land of the parish has traditionally been owned by the owner of Sherborne Castle, so past owners have included Sir Walter Raleigh and bishops of Salisbury Cathedral. Residents of the parish previously had to take the deceased to Sherborne Abbey for burial; this arrangement stopped in 1618.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Parish Population Data". Dorset County Council. 20 January 2015. Retrieved 7 March 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Ralph Wightman (1983). Portrait of Dorset (4 ed.). Robert Hale Ltd. p. 18. ISBN 0-7090-0844-9.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. West Dorset, Holiday and Tourist Guide. West Dorset District Council. c. 1982. p. 14.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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