Sturminster Marshall

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Sturminster Marshall
St Mary's Church
Sturminster Marshall is located in Dorset
Sturminster Marshall
Sturminster Marshall
 Sturminster Marshall shown within Dorset
Population 1,969 (2011)
OS grid reference SY946998
District East Dorset
Shire county Dorset
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town WIMBORNE
Postcode district BH21
Dialling code 01258
Police Dorset
Fire Dorset
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament North Dorset
List of places

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Sturminster Marshall is a village and civil parish in east Dorset in England, situated on the River Stour between Blandford Forum and Poole. The parish had a population of 1,895 at the 2001 census,[1] increasing to 1,969 at the 2011 Census and includes the village of Almer (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) west of Sturminster Marshall, near Winterborne Zelston and the hamlet of Henbury to the south-east of the village. The village is twinned with the French commune Sainte-Mère-Église The appropriate electoral ward is called 'Stour'. From Sturminster Marshall the ward goes east to Pamphill, with a total population of 2,582.[2]

Village amenities

Sturminster Marshall has a playing field with a children's playground in one corner. Nearby is the Memorial Hall which offers a meeting-space for many village societies. There is also an old school hall which is also used a meeting-space.

There are many walks around the village including the Stour Valley Way, which follows the Stour right from the source to the sea.

The village has three pubs: the Red Lion and the Churchill Arms actually within the village, and the Ginger Fox on the outskirts.

The village has a football club, with two senior sides and several youth teams.


  1. "2001 Census: Key Statistics: Parish Headcounts: Area: Sturminster Marshall CP (Parish)". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2008-06-23.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Stour Ward 2011". Retrieved 1 March 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

External links

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