Place:Manston, Dorset, England


Alt namesManestonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 94
Coordinates50.933°N 2.25°W
Located inDorset, England
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Manston is a small village and civil parish in the county of Dorset in southern England, lying next to the River Stour in the Blackmore Vale in the North Dorset administrative district, east of the town of Sturminster Newton. The geology of the parish consists mostly of Kimmeridge clay, with a thin strip of Corallian limestone in the west. In 1086 in the Domesday Book Manston was recorded as Manestone. The parish church of St Nicholas has a 13th-century chancel, 14th-century nave and 15th-century west tower.[1] The first legal cremation in Britain took place at Manston House in 1883. In 2013 the estimated population of the parish was 140.[2]

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