Place:Pimperne, Dorset, England


Located inDorset, England
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Pimperne is a village and civil parish in north Dorset, England, situated on Cranborne Chase northeast of the town of Blandford Forum. The village has a population of 995.

The first records of Pimperne go back to the Domesday Book in the late 11th century, where it is recorded as "Pinpre", but it is believed that the village goes back to Anglo-Saxon times. A Bronze Age settlement was discovered in the barrows to the north of the village. A house found in this has been used as the model for all Bronze Age houses, including the reconstruction at Butser Ancient Farm, Hampshire. The parish church of St Peter was rebuilt by Lord Portman of Bryanston in 1872-4, though some Norman features from the previous building, such as the font and chancel arch, were retained.[1]

Pimperne is centred around its shop/post office and the parish church. Other amenities are found in nearby Blandford Forum.

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