Place:Gillingham, Dorset, England

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NameGillingham
Alt namesGelingehasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 94
Gelingehamsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 94
TypeTown, Parish
Coordinates51.038°N 2.278°W
Located inDorset, England
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Gillingham is a town in the Blackmore Vale area of Dorset, England. It lies on the B3095 and B3081 roads in the North Dorset administrative district, approximately south of the A303 trunk road and northwest of Shaftesbury. It is the most northerly town in the county. The neighbouring hamlets of Peacemarsh, Bay and Wyke have become part of Gillingham as it has expanded.

Gillingham is pronounced with a hard initial 'G' as in 'Goat', unlike Gillingham, Kent, which is pronounced with a soft 'G' as in 'Germany'.

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