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Nine Stones, Dorset

Historical Description

Nine Stones, a Druidical circle in Winterbourne Abbas parish, Dorsetshire, on a bare spot, 5¼ miles W by N of Dorchester. It has a diameter of 28 feet, consists of eight stones of a cherty conglomerate, and appears to have lost only one stone of the original number. Six of its stones are now mere fragments, and the other two are respectively 5¼ feet high and 6 wide, and 7 feet high and 4 wide.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyDorsetshire 
DioceseBristol1542 - 1836
DioceseSalisbury1836 -

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Dorset is available to browse.


Online maps of Nine Stones are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the Dorset County Chronicle and the Sherborne Mercury online.