Place:Osmington, Dorset, England

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NameOsmington
Alt namesOsmentonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 95
TypeVillage
Coordinates50.633°N 2.367°W
Located inDorset, England
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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 northeast of Weymouth. The village has a population of 609. To the east is Osmington Hill.

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.

Its oldest building is the church, originally built in 1170 but with alterations up to the 19th century. Normal residential buildings in the village date back to the 16th century.

Osmington has a white horse cut into the hillside nearby. This is relatively recent, dating from 1808, and was cut for King George III.

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

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