Place:Wimborne Minster, Dorset, England


NameWimborne Minster
Alt namesWimbornesource: USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
Winbornesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 96
Winburnesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 96
TypeTown, Urban district
Coordinates50.8°N 1.983°W
Located inDorset, England
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Wimborne Minster (often referred to as Wimborne) is a market town in the eastern part of Dorset, England, and the name of the Church of England church in that town. The town has a population of 15,174 (according to the 2011 UK Census) and is situated at the confluence of the River Stour and River Allen, five miles north of Poole, on the Dorset Heaths.

The architecture of Wimborne is regarded as one of the foremost collections of 15th, 16th and 17th-century buildings in Dorset. Local planning has restricted the construction of new buildings in areas such as the Corn Market and the High Street, resulting in the preservation of almost all of the original buildings. The most interesting examples of English architecture include the centuries-old Wimborne Minster, the Town Hall, the Priest's House Museum and dozens of original 16th, 17th and 18th-century fronted shops and pubs. The town is also home to the Tivoli Theatre, a 1930s art deco cinema and theatre.

Wimborne was an urban district between 1894 and 1974.

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