Place:Woodyates, Dorset, England

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NameWoodyates
Alt namesOdietesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 96
West Woodyates
East Woodyates
TypeHamlet
Coordinates50.967°N 1.95°W
Located inDorset, England
See alsoWimborne St. Giles Hundred, Dorset, Englandhundred in which it was located
Wimborne and Cranborne Registration District, Dorset, Englandregistration district of which it was part
Wimborne and Cranborne Rural, Dorset, Englandrural district in which it was situated 1894-1933
Pentridge, Dorset, Englandcivil parish into which it was absorbed 1933
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Woodyates is a small hamlet, sometimes considered a village, in the county of Dorset, England, near its border with Wiltshire, in the west of England. It was a parish in its own right until 1933 when it was absorbed into the neighbouring parish of Pentridge. Woodyates is often described as either West Woodyates or East Woodyates.

The topographer James Bell described it thus in 1835 -

"WOODYATES (West), an extra-parochial liberty, in the hundred of Wimborne-St-Giles, Shaston (East) division of the co. of Dorset. It consists of a single farm, and is crossed by the Roman road from Dorchester to Old Sarum."

(Source: James Bell, A new and comprehensive gazetteer of England and Wales (1835), p. 389)

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