Place:Broadwindsor, Dorset, England

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NameBroadwindsor
Alt namesWindesoresource: Domesday Book (1985) p 93
TypeVillage
Coordinates50.817°N 2.8°W
Located inDorset, England
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Broadwindsor is a village and civil parish in the county of Dorset in South West England. It lies in the West Dorset administrative district, about west of Beaminster. In the 2011 Census the population of the parish, combined with that of the small parish of Seaborough to the north, was 1,378.

Broadwindsor was formerly a liberty, containing only the parish itself.

The parish church is principally Perpendicular in style, though it has origins in the 12th and 13th centuries, and was rebuilt in 1868. Thomas Fuller, who wrote The Worthies of England and The History of the Holy Warre, preached here between 1634 and 1650.

King Charles II stayed the night in the village on 23 September 1651, after his flight from the Battle of Worcester.[1][2]

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