Place:Tarrant Monkton, Dorset, England


NameTarrant Monkton
Alt namesTarentesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 96
Coordinates50.867°N 2.067°W
Located inDorset, England
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Tarrant Monkton is a village and civil parish in north Dorset, England, situated in the Tarrant Valley east of Blandford Forum. Within the parish boundary, sited 1.5 miles over hills to the west, lies the major part of Blandford Camp army base. The parish as a whole, including the army base, had a population of 2,370 as of 2001. The village itself is centred around the ancient All Saints Parish Church, opposite which is the Langton Arms, a public house and restaurant. The church is built of flint and stone and dates from the 14th century, but was re-roofed in the 19th century.

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