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Parish church of St Michael
Owermoigne is located in Dorset
 Owermoigne shown within Dorset
Population 467 [1]
OS grid reference SY768853
District West Dorset
Shire county Dorset
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district DT
Police Dorset
Fire Dorset
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament South Dorset
List of places

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Owermoigne /ərˈmɔɪn/ is a village and civil parish in the county of Dorset in southern England, situated 6 miles (9.7 km) south-east of Dorchester. In the 2011 census the parish had a population of 467.[1] The parish is within an electoral ward with the same name, which stretches from Osmington north through Crossways to Tincleton. The population of this ward at the 2011 census was 3,804.[2]

The parish was formerly part of the hundred of Winfrith, and subsequently constituted a liberty by itself.

Owermoigne village is described as Nether Moynton in the fictional Wessex of Thomas Hardy's novels.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Neighbourhood Statistics. Area: Owermoigne (Parish). Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 27 November 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Ward population 2011". ukcensusdata.com. Retrieved 26 February 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Reginald J W Hammond (1979). Dorset Coast (4 ed.). Ward Lock Ltd. p. 83. ISBN 0 7063 5494 X.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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