Place:Gillingham, Dorset, England

Alt namesGelingehasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 94
Gelingehamsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 94
TypeAncient parish, Civil parish
Coordinates51.038°N 2.278°W
Located inDorset, England
See alsoNorth Dorset District, Dorset, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Gillingham is a town and civil parish in the Blackmore Vale area of Dorset, England. It lies on the B3095 and B3081 roads, approximately south of the A303 trunk road and northwest of Shaftesbury. It is the most northerly town in the county. In the 2011 census the civil parish had a population of 11,756. The neighbouring hamlets of Peacemarsh, Bay and Wyke have become part of Gillingham as it has expanded.

Gillingham is pronounced with a hard initial "g", unlike Gillingham, Kent, which is pronounced with a soft "g".

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