Place:Winterborne-St. Martin, Dorset, England


NameWinterborne-St. Martin
Alt namesMartinstownsource: Wikipedia
Wintreburnesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 94
Winterborne St Martinsource: Wikipedia
Winterbourne-St. Martinsource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeVillage, Parish
Coordinates50.683°N 2.5°W
Located inDorset, England
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Winterborne St Martin, commonly known as Martinstown, is a village and civil parish in southwest Dorset, England, situated south-west of Dorchester, beside Maiden Castle. In 2013 the estimated population of the civil parish was 780.[1]

In the centre of the village is the parish church of St Martin, which dates from the 12th century and has a Norman font. Other amenities in the village include a public house, a village hall and a farm shop. Bronze Age barrows including Clandon Barrow surround the village, and Maiden Castle hillfort is nearby. The stream running through the village is a winterbourne.

Winterborne St Martin is in the UK Weather Records for the Highest 24-hour total rainfall, which was recorded in the village on 18 July 1955. The total recorded was 279 mm (11 inches) in a 15-hour period.

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