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English: Durweston is a village in north Dorset, England, situated on the River Stour where it flows out of the Blackmore Vale through a steep, narrow gap between the Dorset Downs and Cranborne Chase hills, two miles west of Blandford Forum. The village has a population of 429. It was named in the Domesday Book of 1086, with a place-name of Derwinestone or Dervinestone, with references to a mill and vines. Its place name is unique, since there is no other settlement anywhere in the world named Durweston. There was once a coastal minesweeper called "HMS Durweston". She was launched at the Dorset Yacht Company’s Hamworthy yard on 18 August 1955.
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Location North Dorset, Dorset, South West England, England, UK
Said to be the same asDurweston (Wikimedia duplicated page, civil parish)
50° 52′ 30″ N, 2° 12′ 10.8″ W
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