Place:Stinsford, Dorset, England

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NameStinsford
Alt namesStinctefordsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 96
Stitefordsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 96
TypeVillage
Coordinates50.717°N 2.4°W
Located inDorset, England
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source: Family History Library Catalog


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Stinsford is a village and civil parish in southwest Dorset, England, one mile east of Dorchester. The parish includes the settlements of Higher and Lower Bockhampton. The name Stinsford may derive from stynt, Old English for a limited area of pasture. it has a population of 346, with 13.5% of dwellings being second homes.

The parish has five large country houses - Birkin House, Frome House, Kingston Maurward House, the Elizabethan Old Manor House and Stinsford House. Much of the land in the parish is occupied by Kingston Maurward College, a further education college.

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