Tarrant Hinton is a village and civil parish in the county of Dorset in southern England. It is situated in the Tarrant Valley within the North Dorset administrative district, approximately 5 miles (8.0 km) north-east of Blandford Forum. In 2013 the estimated population of the civil parish was 160.
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The village no longer has a public house, shop or post office, but it has a medieval parish church and a newly rebuilt village hall. In 2001 the ecclesiastical parish of Tarrant Hinton was grouped with nine other surrounding parishes to form the Chase Benefice in the Anglican Diocese of Salisbury.
Tarrant Hinton is probably best known as the location of the Great Dorset Steam Fair, which is annually visited by some 200,000 people.
There is a local church benefice newsletter published regularly called the Tarrant Times.
- "Parish Population Data". Dorset County Council. 20 January 2015. Retrieved 7 February 2015.
- Studies in the Early History of Shaftesbury Abbey. Dorset County Council, 1999