Margaret Marsh

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Margaret Marsh
St Margaret's Church, Margaret Marsh - - 335894.jpg
St Margaret's Church, Margaret Marsh
Margaret Marsh is located in Dorset
Margaret Marsh
Margaret Marsh
Margaret Marsh shown within Dorset
Population 40 
OS grid reference ST823185
Civil parish
  • Margaret Marsh
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district SP7
Dialling code 01747
Police Dorset
Fire Dorset and Wiltshire
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament
List of places
50°58′03″N 2°15′08″W / 50.9674°N 2.2521°W / 50.9674; -2.2521Coordinates: 50°58′03″N 2°15′08″W / 50.9674°N 2.2521°W / 50.9674; -2.2521

Margaret Marsh is a hamlet and civil parish in the English county of Dorset. It is situated in the Blackmore Vale in the North Dorset administrative district of the county, halfway between the towns of Shaftesbury and Sturminster Newton. It is sited on Kimmeridge Clay[1] close to a small tributary stream of the River Stour. In the 2001 census the parish had a population of 60.[2] In 2013 the estimated population of the parish was 40.[3] The parish church has a 15th-century tower and 13th-century font, but the rest of the building was rebuilt in 1873.[4] For local government purposes the parish is grouped with the parishes of East Orchard and West Orchard, to form a Group Parish Council.[5]


  1. ^ Ralph Wightman (1983). Portrait of Dorset. Robert Hale Ltd. p. 139. ISBN 0 7090 0844 9. 
  2. ^ Parishes (M-Z), 1921-2001 Census Years,
  3. ^ "Parish Population Data". Dorset County Council. 20 January 2015. Retrieved 1 February 2015. 
  4. ^ North Dorset District Council, Official District Guide, Home Publishing Co. Ltd., c. 1983, p38
  5. ^ The Orchards and Margaret Marsh Group Parish Council,

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