Place:Charminster, Dorset, England

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NameCharminster
Alt namesCerminstresource: Domesday Book (1985) p 93
TypeVillage
Coordinates50.717°N 2.467°W
Located inDorset, England
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Charminster is a village and civil parish in west Dorset, England, situated on the River Cerne and A352 road north of Dorchester. In the 2011 Census the parish had a population of 2,940.[1] The village has a small church of St. Mary. These two things give the village its name, Cerneminster (recorded in 1223), which eventually evolved into Charminster. The village includes Wolfeton house.

Charminster was the English town of origin of Richard Norman and family, one of the Planters of the Massachusetts Bay Colony in America, who arrived there in ca. 1626.

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