Place:Okeford Fitzpane, Dorset, England


NameOkeford Fitzpane
Alt namesAdfordsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 95
Okeford Fitzpainesource: Wikipedia
Okeford-Fitzpainesource: Family History Library Catalog
Coordinates50.898107°N 2.277088°W
Located inDorset, England

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Okeford Fitzpaine is a village and civil parish in the English county of Dorset, situated in the Blackmore Vale south of the town of Sturminster Newton in the North Dorset administrative district. It is sited on a thin strip of greensand under the scarp face of the Dorset Downs. the population of the civil parish of the village, including the hamlets of Belchalwell to the west and Fiddleford to the north, was 979.

The village was listed as "Adford" in the Domesday Book, and has since been "Aukford Alured" and "Ockford Phippin", the latter echoing the modern colloquial "Fippenny Ockford" and its shorthand, "Ockford".

Within the parish are about 55 listed houses, a green listed telephone box, and a tiny museum exhibiting the village's own early 19th-century fire engine and the World War II air-raid siren issued to the village post office.

TV presenter Jack Hargreaves, known for having devised and presented How!, Out of Town and Old Country, lived at Belchalwell.

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