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    Hammoon
    Hame: William de Mohun.
    Ancient; 15th century thatched manor house.

    Hampreston
    Ham / a / e: King's land; Aiulf the Chamberlain; William Chernet from the wife of Hugh FitzGrip; Thorkel from the king.
    Parish on the outskirts of Bournemouth.

    Hanford
    Hanford: Count of Mortain.

    Hawcombe
    Havocumbe: King's land; St. Stephen's of Caen.
    Part of Frampton.

    Hemsworth
    Hemedesworde / wrde: Humphrey the Chamberlain; Hubert from Count of Mortain.
    On the site of a Roman villa.

    Herston
    Herestune / a: Roger Arundel; Geoffrey Scullion.

    Hethfelton
    Aelfatune Hafeltone: William de Braose.

    Hilton
    Eltone: Abbotsbury Abbey. Mill. 400 sheep, 25 goats.

    Hinton Martell
    Hinetone: King's land, formerly Countess Goda. 2 mills.
    Much developed.

    Hinton St. Mary
    Haintone: Shaftesbury Abbey. Mill.
    Ancient manor house.

    Holton
    Holtone: William de Braose.
    East Hilton Farm near Holton Heath.

    Holwell (in Radipole)
    Halegewelle: Count of Mortain.
    Holwell Farm.

    Holworth
    Holverde / a: Milton Abbey. 4 cows, 224 sheep. Sester of honey.
    Remote.

    Hooke
    Lahoc: Count of Mortain.
    Ruins of ancient Hooke Court.

    Horton
    Hortune: Horton Abbey.
    18th century folly, Horton Tower. The Duke of Monmouth was captured in a ditch nearby.

    Hurpston
    Herpere / a: Wife of Hugh FitzGrip.
    Locality; ancient Harp Stone.

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    Ibberton
    Abristetone / a: King's land. 4 cows.
    17th century manor house.

    Ilsington
    Elsangtone: Earl Hugh. Mill.

    Iwerne Courtney (or Shroten)
    Werne: Baldwin the Sheriff. 2 mills.
    At the foot of 600ft Hambledon Hill (with its Iron Age fort), where General Wolfe trained his troops before scaling the Heights of Abraham to attack Quebec in 1759.

    Iwerne Minster
    Euneminstre: Shaftesbury Abbey. 3 mills.

    Iwerne Stepleton
    Werne / Iwerna: William de Mohun. 282 sheep.
    17th century Stepleton House.

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    Kimmeridge
    Cameric: Cerne Abbey; Richard from William de Braose. 2 cows, 250 sheep.
    Pretty; oil well at Kimmeridge Bay.

    Kingcombe
    Chimedecombe: Arnulf de Hesdin; the king's thanes, the pre-Conquest holders.
    Possibly Higher Kingcombe.

    Kingston (in Corfe Castle)
    Chingestone: Shaftesbury Abbey.

    Kington
    Chintone: Ketel from the king; Ranulf from Waleran; Arnulf de Hesdin.
    Now Kington Magna.

    Knowlton
    Chenoltone / una: King's land; Ansger from Count of Mortain. Mill.
    The Knowlton Circles, a sacred neolithic henge. The ruins of a 12th century church lie inside one circle, Knowlton Farm is circled by another.

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    Langford
    Langeford: St. Mary's Cranborne.
    Possibly Langford in West Farley.

    Langton Herring
    Langetone / a / uetona: King's land; the wife of Hugh FitzGrip. 170 sheep.
    A 16th century pub.

    Langton Long
    Blandford / Blaneford / Bleneford: Dodman from Count of Mortain; Roger Tilly from Roger Arundel; Edwin from the king. Mill.

    Lazerton
    Werne: Edwin the king's thane. Mill.
    Lazerton Farm.

    Leftisford
    Levetesford:
    Lost.

    Leigh (Colehill)
    Lege: Robert FitzGerald.
    15th century cross. Remains of a turf maze nearby, said to have been the haunt of witches.

    Lewell
    Lewelle / Liwelle: Brictwin and Hugh from the king.
    Lewell Lodge.

    Littelton
    Liteltone: Bretel from Count of Mortain. Mill.

    Little Bredy
    Litelbride / a: Cerne Abbey. 550 sheep.
    Bronze Age burial chambers.

    Little Puddle
    Litelpidele / idre:
    Lost.

    Littlewindsor
    Windresorie / a: William de Mohun.
    Remote.

    Loders
    Lodres: King's land; Count of Mortain; the wife of Hugh FitzGrip; Aelfric and Brictric from the king. 2 mills.
    Saxon field systems nearby.

    Long Bredy
    Langebride / a: Cerne Abbey. Mill. 353 sheep, 20 goats.
    Prehistoric earthworks nearby.

    Long Crichel
    Circel: William d'Eu; Aiulf the Chamberlain. Mill.
    Isolated, at foot of Crichel Down.

    Lulworth (East and West)
    Luluorde / worde: King's land. Count of Mortain; Aiulf the Chamberlain. 4 mills.
    Ruined castle. The first post-Reformation Roman Catholic church was built here.

    Lyscombe
    Liscome / a: Milton Abbey.
    Lyscombe Farm. A nearby ruined 12th century chapel and priest's house were associated with Milton Abbey.

    Lytchett Matravers
    Lichet: William d'Eu.
    Ancient. Becoming a suburb of Bournemouth and Poole. Sir John Matravers, buried in the 13th century church, was Edward II's gaoler and probable murderer.

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    Maiden Newton
    Newetone: Waleran. 2 mills.
    Carpet mill.

    Mannington
    Manitone: Count of Mortain.

    Manston
    Manestone: Waleran from the king. 2 mills.
    Georgian manor house.

    Mapperton (in Almer)
    Mapledretone: Shaftesbury Abbey. 30 goats.

    Mapperton (near Beaminster)
    Malperetone / Malperretona: Arnulf de Hesdin; William de Mohun. Mill.
    Mapperton House, a 16th century manor house. The original village was wiped out during the plague of 1665.

    Mappowder
    Mapledre: King's land; Count of Mortain; Hugh from William d'Eu; Bolle the priest from the king.

    Martinstown
    Wintreburne: Wife of Hugh FitzGrip. 380 sheep.
    Stone, thatched houses.

    Melbury Abbas
    Meleberie: Shaftesbury Abbey. 4 mills.

    Melbury Bubb
    Melesberie / leberie: Dodman from Count of Mortain; Roger Arundel; Urse from Arnulf de Hesdin; Brictwin from the king.
    Also Melbury Osmond.

    Melcombe Horsey
    Melcome: King's land.

    Milborne St. Andrew
    Meleburne: Matthew de Mortagne.
    On a Roman road.

    Milborne Stileham
    Meleburne / orne:
    Lost.

    Milton Abbas
    Mideltune / ona: Milton Abbey. Mill. 50 goats, 450 sheep.
    Demolished and rebuilt a mile away from its original site by the Earl of Dorchester in the 18th century. He turned the medieval Milton Abbey into a grand house, now a public school.

    Milton on Stour
    Miltetone / Mideltone: Godmund the king's thane, the pre-Conquest holder; Roger from William de Falaise.
    Nearby Purns Mill was painted by Constable.

    Moorbath
    Mordaat: Fulcred from the king.
    Isolated.

    Moor Crichel
    Chirce: King's land.
    Moved here in the 18th century when Crichel House was landscaped.

    Morden
    Mordone / -a / Mordune: Robert from Count of Mortain; Aiulf the Chamberlain; William Chernet from the wife of Hugh FitzGrip; Wulfric from the king. 2 mills.
    Thatched cottages.

    Moreton
    Mourtune: Robert from Count of Mortain; Brictwin from the king. Mill.
    T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) is buried here.

    Mosterton
    Mortestorne: Richard de Reviers. Mill.

    Moulham
    Moleham: Durand Carpenter, the king's servant.
    Lost in Swanage.

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    Netherbury
    Niderberie: Monks of Sherborne. 2 mills.
    Stone-built; mill-see on the River Brit; once a centre for flax milling.

    Nettlecombe
    Netelcome / a: Cerne Abbey.
    Near Powerstock Castle.

    Nutford
    Nortforde / Nodford / -a: King's land; William Belette from the king.
    France farm.

    Nyland
    Iland / Inlande: Count of Mortain; Thurstan FitzRolf.

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    Oborne
    Wocburne: Monks of Sherborne. Mill.
    The ruined church was a chapel for the monks of Sherborne.

    Odenham
    Odeham:
    Lost.

    Okeford FitzPaine
    Adford: St. Mary's Glastonbury. Mill.

    Orchard
    Hocerd: Wife of Hugh FitzGrip.
    West Orchard Farm.

    Osmington
    Osmentone: Milton Abbey. Mill.
    Stone, thatched cottages, manor house. The figure of George III is cut into the chalk down above the village.

    Ower
    Ora: Milton Abbey. 13 saltworkers.

    Ower Moigne
    Ogre: Matthew de Mortagne. Mill.
    13th century Court House, scene of a treacherous murder in the 16th century.

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    Pentridge
    Pentric: King's land.
    Remote; the Trantridge of Thomas Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbevilles.

    Petersham
    Petrishesham: Odo FitzEverbold; Isolde. Mill.
    Petersham Farm.

    Piddle
    Pidele:
    Lost.

    Piddlehinton
    Pidele: Abbey of Marmoutier; Count of Mortain.
    Stone-built, thatched houses.

    Piddletrenthide
    Pidrie: St. Peter's Winchester. 3 mills.
    Straggling.

    Pilsdon
    Pilesdone: Edric the king's thane.
    Tudor manor house.

    Pimperne
    Pinpre / a: King's land.
    Neolithic barrow nearby.

    Plumber
    Plumbere: Swein, the king's thane, and Ralph from him.
    Plumber Manor.

    Poorton
    Povertone / -a / Povrtone / Powrtone / -a / Bovetone: Abbotsbury Abbey; Tavistock Abbey; Arnulf de Hesdin; Roger Arundel; David the Interpreter. Mill. 1 mare, 32 goats.
    Now North Poorton; thatched cottages.

    Portesham
    Portesham: Abbotsbury Abbey; the wife of Hugh FitzGrip.
    17th century manor house, home of Admiral Hardy who fought with Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar.

    Portland
    Porland: King's land. 900 sheep.
    The Isle of Portland, famous for stone quarrying and its naval base.

    Povington
    Povintone: Robert FitzGerald. Mill.
    In the danger area of the Lulworth army firing ranges.

    Powerstock
    Povrestoch / a: Hugh from Roger Arundel. 16 goats.
    Earthwork of Norman Powerstock Castle; Iron Age fort nearby.

    Poxwell
    Pocheswelle / a: Cerne Abbey and Hugh's wife from the abbey.
    17th century manor house.

    Poytington
    Ponditone / a: William from Count of Mortain. Mill.

    Preston (in Tarrant Rushton)
    Prestetune: Bishop of Lisieux.
    Preston Farm.

    Puddletown
    Pretone: King's land; Bolle the priest. 2 mills.

    Pulham
    Poleham: Reinbald the priest from the king; William de Mohun. 15 goats, 170 sheep.

    Puncknowle
    Pomaconole / a: William de Moutiers from the wife of Hugh FitzGrip. Mill.
    16th century manor house.

    Purbeck
    Porbi: King's land.
    Possibly Purbeck Hill or land in vanished Purbeck Hundred.

    Purse Caundle
    Candel / e: Saeward from the king; Athelney Abbey; Alfred the Butler.
    15th century Purse Caundle Manor. An earlier house was given by King John to John Alleyn who looked after sick or injured royal hounds.

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    Radipole
    Retpole / a: Cerne Abbey.

    Rampisham
    Ramesham: Bishop of Bayeux.
    Jacobean manor house.

    Ranston
    Iwerne: Robert from Robert FitzGerald.
    Ranston House in Shroton village.

    Renscombe
    Romescumbe / Romescumba: Cerne Abbey. 2 cows, 250 wethers.
    Renscombe Farm.

    Ringstead
    Ringestede / hestede / -a: Hugh de St. Quintin; Hugh and Ralph from the wife of Hugh FitzGrip; Brictric from the king. ½ mill.
    Deserted; medieval village.

    Rollington
    Ragintone / a: Robert Tilly from Roger Arundel.
    Rollington Farm.

    Rushton
    Ristone / a: William de Braose; Odo FitzEverbold; 2 men-at-arms from the wife of Hugh FitzGrip; Alward and Edric from the king. 4 sesters of honey.

    The Domesday Book, 1086

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