Place:Cerne Abbas, Dorset, England

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NameCerne Abbas
Alt namesCerne-Abbassource: Family History Library Catalog
Cernelisource: Domesday Book (1985) p 93
TypeVillage
Coordinates50.817°N 2.483°W
Located inDorset, England
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Cerne Abbas is a village and civil parish in the county of Dorset in southern England. It lies in the West Dorset administrative district in the Cerne Valley in the Dorset Downs. The village lies just east of the A352 road north of Dorchester. In the 2011 Census the population of Cerne Abbas parish, combined with the small neighbouring parish of Up Cerne, was 784.[1]

In 2008 it was voted Britain's "Most Desirable Village" by estate agent Savills. It is notable as the location of the Cerne Abbas Giant, a chalk figure of a giant naked man on a hillside.

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