Place:Tarrant Kayneston, Dorset, England


NameTarrant Kayneston
Located inDorset, England

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Tarrant Keyneston is a village and civil parish in the English county of Dorset, situated in the Tarrant Valley southeast of Blandford Forum in the North Dorset administrative district. it had a population of 296.

On the hills northwest of the village are the earthworks of Buzbury Rings (or Busbury Rings), the remains of an Iron Age fortified encampment, described by Sir Frederick Treves in 1905 as "a circle of entrenchments, composed of a stout vallum and a ditch". At the same time Treves described Tarrant Keyneston itself as an "untidy hamlet".[1]

The village's parish church has a 15th-century tower, though the rest of the building is of later construction. The chancel of the earlier building contained an anchorite's cell.[2] Richard Poore is most likely to have been buried here in accordance with his wishes.

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