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Other OS name in the Parish of Melbury Osmond


, 1811 OS , 1838TA , no doubt analogous with Pimperne par . 2 110 – 12 ( q. v. for discussion of this difficult name ) ; it is situated on a small unnamed stream . It is of course possible that it is a transferred name from that of the par .