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Edmondsham is a village in the county of Dorset in southern England. It is situated two miles north west of Verwood and ten miles north of Bournemouth. It is sited near the source of a small stream which flows into the River Allen. In the 2001 Census it had a population of 200. The surrounding countryside is well-wooded. Edmonsham House was built in 1589, and in 1905 was described by Sir Frederick Treves as "grey with age" and hence "like a mist in the wood".[1] Edmonsham House Gardens are open to the public.

Edmondsham
The village pump, Edmondsham - geograph.org.uk - 372820.jpg
Village pump, Edmondsham
Edmondsham is located in Dorset
Edmondsham
Edmondsham
Location within Dorset
Population200 
OS grid referenceSU062114
Civil parish
  • Edmondsham
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWIMBORNE
Postcode districtBH21
Dialling code01725
PoliceDorset
FireDorset and Wiltshire
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
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50°54′07″N 1°54′47″W / 50.902°N 1.913°W / 50.902; -1.913Coordinates: 50°54′07″N 1°54′47″W / 50.902°N 1.913°W / 50.902; -1.913

A rare shiny-leafed form of wych elm similar to 'Nitida' was found in the village in the early 20th century, a leaf specimen prepared for the Kew Herbarium by the Rev. Augustin Ley in 1910.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Treves, Sir F., Highways and Byways in Dorset, Macmillan, 1905, p90
  2. ^ Ulmus glabra nitida (?), herbarium specimen from Edmondsham, Dorset, Oct. 1910, by Rev. Augustin Ley

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