Place:Osmington, Dorset, England

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NameOsmington
Alt namesOsmentonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 95
Osmington Millssource: Wikipedia
TypeVillage, Parish
Coordinates50.633°N 2.367°W
Located inDorset, England
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Osmington is a village and civil parish in the District of West Dorset within Dorset, England, situated on the Jurassic Coast north-east of Weymouth. In the 2011 census the parish—which includes the small settlements of Upton, Ringstead and Osmington Mills—had a population of 673.[1]

History

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There is evidence of Bronze Age settlement in the area. The village's written history however begins in 940 when it is mentioned in a charter.

The oldest building in the village is the church, which was originally built in 1170 but has had alterations up to the 19th century. Residential buildings in the village date back to the 16th century.

To the northwest of the village, on White Horse Hill, is the Osmington White Horse, a large hill figure dating from 1808. It represents King George III.

John Constable (1776–1837), the leading English landscape artist, spent his honeymoon here in October 1816 and painted views of the local area. He stayed at the home of his friend Rev. John Fisher.

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