Oborne, Dorset

Old School House, Oborne

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The village name has changed considerably over the centuries. Wonburna in 998, then Wocburn, to Wuburn in 1227. Old English "woh" = crooked and the more common "bourne" or "burn" for stream. (Oxford Dict. of Place Names)

Uploaded to Geograph by Des Blenkinsopp on 26 August 2012

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