Place:Farnham, Dorset, England

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NameFarnham
Alt namesFernehamsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 94
Fernhamsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 94
TypeVillage
Coordinates50.933°N 2.05°W
Located inDorset, England
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Farnham is a village and civil parish in North Dorset, in the south of England, on Cranborne Chase, north east of Blandford Forum. The village has a population of 205 (2001).

Augustus Pitt Rivers lived nearby on the Rushmore Estate. Following his donation of some 20,000 antiquities to the University of Oxford in 1884, forming the nucleus of the Pitt Rivers Museum, he continued to collect archaeological and ethnological specimens for his personal collection at Tollard Farnham, about a half-mile from Farnham village centre.[1] The Farnham collection was dispersed in the 1970s, with the British items going to the Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum, and the ethnographic collections sold.

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