Place:Fontmell Magna, Dorset, England

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NameFontmell Magna
Alt namesFontemalesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 94
TypeVillage
Coordinates50.933°N 2.183°W
Located inDorset, England
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Fontmell Magna is a village and civil parish in north Dorset, England. It is situated in the Blackmore Vale, close to the chalk hills of Cranborne Chase, on the A350 road south of Shaftesbury and north of Blandford Forum. The village has a population of 671 (2001). In 1905 Sir Frederick Treves described the church as "one of the handsomest in Dorsetshire". The chalk hill just outside the village to the east, Fontmell Down, is a nature reserve. Fontmell Magna is the birthplace of the orchestral conductor Sir John Eliot Gardiner CBE FKC.

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