Place:Sixpenny Handley, Dorset, England


NameSixpenny Handley
Alt namesHanlegesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 95
Sixpenny-Handleysource: Family History Library Catalog
Handleysource: Wikipedia
Coordinates50.95°N 2.083°W
Located inDorset, England
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Sixpenny Handley or Handley is a village and civil parish in north east Dorset, England, situated on Cranborne Chase ten miles (16 km) north east of Blandford Forum. The village has a population of 1,175.

The village name is derived from two medieval hundreds: "Sexpena" and "Hanlega", which by the 14th century were united as the hundred of "Sexpenne et Henle". The village was originally known as Handley,[1] or Handley St Mary. The use of the name Sixpenny Handley to describe the village and parish is fairly modern,[1] and was being used as an alternative name by the middle of the 19th century.[2]

The village is popular for its various garden events throughout the year including the annual Flower Show which attracts many hundreds of visitors from across the county.

The parish church of St Mary dates from the 14th century. It has been designated a Grade II* listed building.

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