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Winterborne Came
Came House, Winterborne Came - geograph.org.uk - 187624.jpg
Came House, Winterborne Came
Grid reference: SY706883
Location: 50°41’40"N, 2°25’2"W
Population: 40  (2013 est.)
Post town: Dorchester
Postcode: DT2
Local Government
Council: Dorset

Winterborne Came is a small dispersed village in Dorset, in the west of the county, approximately a mile south-east of the county town, Dorchester. An estimate in 2013 put the parish population at 40.

Winterborne Came derives its name from the seasonal stream ('winterborne') by which it is sited, and from the town of Caen in Normandy, as it was once owned by the Abbey of St. Stephen there.[1] The parish consists of Came House, built in 1754 in the Palladian style,[2] the nearby Perpendicular St Peter's Church, a couple of farms, and an old rectory on the Dorchester to Wareham road, where for 25 years the Dorset dialect poet William Barnes lived when he was the incumbent rector. Barnes died in the rectory and is buried in the churchyard. About 100 metres west of the church is the site of the deserted village of Winterborne Farringdon, which has been depopulated since at least the 18th century.


  1. Treves, Sir F., Highways and Byways in Dorset, Macmillan, 1905, p362
  2. Gant, R., Dorset Villages, Hale 1980, p178