Place:Halstock, Dorset, England

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NameHalstock
TypeVillage
Located inDorset, England
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Halstock is a village and civil parish in the county of Dorset in southern England, situated in the West Dorset administrative district approximately south of Yeovil in Somerset. It lies on the route of the ancient Harrow Way. In the 2011 Census the parish had a population of 546.[1]

Halstock formerly constituted a liberty, containing only the parish itself. It was the site of the martyrdom of Saint Juthwara (Juthware), and a Romano-British Villa, excavated between 1967-1985.

The village formerly had two inns, both now closed - "The New Inn" (New Inn Farm), which closed in the late 1950s, and the unusually named "The Quiet Woman" (usually taken as a reference to St Juthware), which closed in the mid 1990s.

In July 2012, Halstock's Parish church of St Mary was rededicated by the Bishop of Sherborne to become "St Juthware and St Mary", in recognition of the local tradition.

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