Place:Folke, Dorset, England

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NameFolke
TypeVillage
Located inDorset, England
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Folke is a parish in the county of Dorset in southern England, situated in the Blackmore Vale in the West Dorset administrative district approximately south-east of Sherborne. The parish has an area of and includes the hamlet of Folke itself and the slightly larger settlement of Alweston. In the 2011 Census the population of Folke parish combined with the small parish of North Wootton to the north was 339.[1] The Manor House in the hamlet of Folke dates from about 1500, and adjoins the early 17th-century parish church. The house of Font le Roi, sited by the road towards Sturminster Newton, was built as a gatehouse in the 15th century.[2] Folke Wood is nearby.

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