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Poyntington manor house.jpg
Poyntington Manor
Poyntington is located in Dorset
Poyntington shown within Dorset
Population 128 [1]
OS grid reference ST650200
Civil parish
  • Yeo Head
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Sherborne
Postcode district DT9
Dialling code 01963
Police Dorset
Fire Dorset and Wiltshire
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament
List of places
50°58′41″N 2°29′57″W / 50.978°N 2.4991°W / 50.978; -2.4991Coordinates: 50°58′41″N 2°29′57″W / 50.978°N 2.4991°W / 50.978; -2.4991

Poyntington is a village and civil parish in the county of Dorset in South West England. It lies within the West Dorset administrative district, on the edge of the Blackmore Vale about 2 miles (3.2 km) north of Sherborne. In the 2011 census the parish had a population of 128.[1]

Poyntington shares a grouped parish council, Yeohead & Castleton Parish Council, with the three village parishes of Castleton, Goathill and Oborne.[2] Historically the village was part of the hundred of Horethorne in neighbouring Somerset.[3]

All Saints' Church has grown from an Anglo-Saxon two-room design and contains original Norman work. Murals on pillars were discovered in 1848[4] but were destroyed by their exposure. Two stained-glass windows date from the fourteenth century. An unusual addition is a carving of an angel's wing which was blown off Amiens Cathedral in World War I and then donated to the church.[5]

Notable residents[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Area: Poyntington (Parish), Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 15 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Yeohead & Castleton Parish Council". Retrieved 3 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "Somerset Hundreds". GENUKI. Retrieved 23 April 2013. 
  4. ^ Poyntington, Genuki, accessed July 2009
  5. ^ Poyntington Church, Dorset Historic Churches Trust, accessed July 2009

External links[edit]

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