Place:Milborne St Andrew, Dorset, England


NameMilborne St Andrew
Alt namesMeleburnesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 94
Milborne Saint Andrewsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Milborne St. Andrewsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Milborne-St. Andrewsource: Family History Library Catalog
Coordinates50.767°N 2.267°W
Located inDorset, England
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Milborne St Andrew is a village and civil parish in the county of Dorset in southern England. It is sited in a winterbourne valley on the dip slope of the Dorset Downs, on the A354 road northeast of the county town Dorchester. It lies in the North Dorset administrative district. In 2001 it had a population of 1,042.

There are a number of community facilities within the village, including an infants' school (Milborne St Andrew First School), a public house (the Royal Oak), a parish church (Church of England, dedicated to St Andrew and founded in 1069), and a sports club and pavilion, home of the Milborne Sports Football Club which was nominated Dorset FA Charter Club of the Year in 2008.

Thomas Hardy described Milborne St Andrew as "Millpond St Jude's" in his novel Far From the Madding Crowd. A mile south of the village is Weatherby Castle hill fort, the 'tower' of Hardy's novel Two on a Tower.

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