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St Giles Park, Dorset

Historical Description

Giles, St, Park, the seat of the Earl of Shaftesbury, in Dorsetshire, 2½ miles SW of Cranborne. - It was partly rebuilt in 1651. It was the residence of Anthony Cooper, created Baron Ashley and Earl of Shaftesbury, and the residence of the author of

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 

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.

Newspapers and Periodicals

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