Place:Wimborne St. Giles, Dorset, England

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NameWimborne St. Giles
Alt namesWimborne Saint Gilessource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Wimborne St Gilessource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Wimborne-St. Gilessource: Family History Library Catalog
Winburnesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 95
TypeVillage
Coordinates50.907°N 1.956°W
Located inDorset, England
See alsoWimborne St. Giles Hundred, Dorset, Englandhundred in which the parish was located
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Wimborne St. Giles is a village in east Dorset, England, situated on Cranborne Chase seven miles north of Wimborne Minster and 12 miles north of Poole. The village has a population of 366 (2001). The village rests within the Shaftesbury estate, owned by the Earl of Shaftesbury. A tributary of the River Allen, formerly known as the Wimborne, snakes its way through the village.

Wimborne St. Giles, as the village of St. Giles, has a long history recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086. The village of Wimborne St. Giles was established in 1733, when the Wimborne St. Giles and Wimborne All Hallows parishes were merged at the request of Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 1st Earl of Shaftesbury.

Wimborne St. Giles is 8.2 miles north of Wimborne Minster.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Wimborne St Giles.

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