Place:Stratton, Dorset, England

Alt namesStratton-with-Grimstonesource: Family History Library Catalog
Coordinates50.7427°N 2.4955°W
Located inDorset, England
See alsoDorchester Registration District, Dorset, Englandregistration district of which it was part
Dorchester Rural, Dorset, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Stratton is a village and civil parish in now in the district of West Dorset in Dorset, England, situated in the Frome valley about 3 miles (4.8 km) north-west of Dorchester. The parish includes the hamlets of Grimstone, Ash Hill and Wrackleford which, like the village, lie on or near the A37 trunk road. Ash Hill is a small estate east of the village near the railway. Wrackleford is a group of houses further east and centred about Wrackleford House and including Higher Wrackleford and Lower Wrackleford. In addition there are a number of isolated farms and houses including a few in an area called Langford near the Sydling Water in the north-west part of the parish.

The name Stratton means 'Farm on the Street'. The Street referred to the Roman road from Durnovaria (Dorchester) to Lindinis (Ilchester) which passes through the village.

The parish has an area of about 1,710 acres (690 ha). Most of this is agricultural land lying north of the village where the land rises from about 250 feet (76 m) to about 620 feet (190 m). Stratton parish is bounded by the parishes of Bradford Peverell, Frampton, Sydling St. Nicholas, Godmanstone and Charminster. In the 2011 UK census the parish had a population of 592.

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