Sturminster Marshall

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Sturminster Marshall
St Mary's Church, Sturminster Marshall.jpg
St Mary's Church
Grid reference: SY946998
Location: 50°47’50"N, 2°4’29"W
Population: 1,969  (2011)
Post town: Wimborne
Postcode: BH21
Dialling code: 01258
Local Government
Council: Dorset
North Dorset

Sturminster Marshall is a village in east Dorset, on the River Stour between Blandford Forum and Poole.

The parish had a population of 1,895 at the 2001 census, increasing to 1,969 at the 2011 Census: this parish includes the village of Almer (west of Sturminster Marshall, near Winterborne Zelston) and the hamlet of Henbury to the south-east of the village.

King Alfred the Great, in his will of 899, a copy of which can be seen at the British Library, left the village to his youngest son Æthelweard (c.880-922).

Village amenities

Sturminster Marshall has a playing field with a children's playground in one corner. Nearby is the Memorial Hall which offers a meeting-space for many village societies. There is also an old school hall which is also used as a meeting-space.

There are many walks around the village including the Stour Valley Way, which follows the Stour right from the source to the sea.

The village has two pubs: the Red Lion within the village and the Golden Fox on the outskirts.

The village has a cricket club. There is also a football club with a senior side and several junior teams.

Outside links

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