Place:Kington Magna, Dorset, England


NameKington Magna
Alt namesChintonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 94
Kington-Magnasource: Family History Library Catalog
Coordinates51.0°N 2.333°W
Located inDorset, England
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source: Family History Library Catalog

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Kington Magna is a village in the English county of Dorset. It is sited on the slopes of a Corallian limestone hill within the Blackmore Vale, overlooking the flat Oxford Clay valley of the small River Cale, which drains into the Stour. The village lies within the North Dorset administrative district of the county, about south-west of the town of Gillingham.

The name of Kington Magna means great 'King's Town', and the parish "figures conspicuously in the Domesday Book."[1] However most of the current buildings are no older than the seventeenth century. In 1905 Sir Frederick Treves wrote that the village "straggles down hill like a small mountain stream."[1] In the 2001 Census it had a population of 376.

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