Place:Melcombe Horsey, Dorset, England

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NameMelcombe Horsey
Alt namesMelcombe-Horseysource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeVillage
Located inDorset, England
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Melcombe Horsey is a civil parish in the county of Dorset in South West England. It contains the small settlements of Melcombe Bingham, Bingham's Melcombe and Higher Melcombe, the last being the site of the deserted village of Melcombe Horsey. the parish has a population of 141.

Bingham's Melcombe is a medieval house. It takes its name from Robert Bingham who acquired the property through marriage in the 13th century. It remained in the Bingham family until 1895. The house is believed to be early 16th century. It was substantially restored and remodelled in 1893-4 by Evelyn Hellicar (1862-1929)

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