Farnham, Dorset


Farnham, Dorset

Farnham is a village in North Dorset, in the south of England, situated on Cranborne Chase nine miles north east of Blandford Forum. The village has a population of 205 (2001).

Augustus Pitt Rivers lived nearby on the Rushmore Estate. Following his donation of some 20,000 antiquities to the University of Oxford in 1884, forming the nucleus of the Pitt Rivers Museum, he continued to collect archaeological and ethnological specimens for his personal collection at Tollard Farnham, about ½ mile from Farnham village centre [ [http://history.prm.ox.ac.uk/collector_pittrivers.html Augustus Henry Lane Fox Pitt Rivers biography at the Pitt Rivers Museum History, 1884 - 1945 ] ] . The Farnham collection was dispersed in the 1970s, with the British items going to the Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum, and the ethnographic collections sold [http://janus.lib.cam.ac.uk/db/node.xsp?id=EAD%2FGBR%2F0012%2FMS%20Add.%209455 retrieved 02 April 2008] .

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* [http://www1.dorsetcc.gov.uk/LIVING/FACTS/Census2001.nsf/6cadf4da179fc19500256663004afece/35221e107765153080256ec5003d29db?OpenDocument Census data]


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