- Arne, Dorset
Infobox UK place
region= South West England
population= 1,344 [Census, 2001]
constituency_westminster= South Dorset
london_distance= mi to km|121|precision=0
Arne is a large
villageand civil parishin the Purbeckdistrict of Dorset, England; situated 4 miles west of Wareham. The local travel links are located 2 miles from the village to Holton Heath railway stationand 11 miles to Bournemouth International Airport. The main road through the village is Arne Road connecting Arne to Wareham. The village has a population of 1,344 according to the 2001 Census.
The village is situated on the Arne Peninsula, which protrudes into
Poole Harbouropposite the town of Poole.
Besides the village and peninsular of Arne, the civil parish includes a significant area to the west of Arne and south and west of Wareham, including the villages of Ridge,
Stoborough, Stoborough Greenand Worgret, and has an area of 24.83 square kilometres. At the time of the 2001 census, the parish had a population of 1,344 living in 612 dwellings. The parish forms part of the Purbeck local government district.cite web | title = Arne - Dorset For You | url = http://www.dorsetforyou.com/index.jsp?articleid=324100 | publisher = Dorset For You Partnership | accessdate = 2007-08-11] cite book | title = OS Explorer Map OL15 - Purbeck & South Dorset | publisher = Ordnance Survey| year = 2006 | isbn = 978-0-319-23865-3 ] cite web | url = http://www.purbeck.gov.uk/pdf/Parish%20Statistics1.pdf | title = Parish Statistics | publisher = Purbeck District Council | date = 2007-01-11 | accessdate = 2007-08-12]
Arne is probably best known for the
Arne RSPB reserve, which is adjacent to the village. It also lies within the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
* [http://www.dorsetforyou.com/index.jsp?articleid=324100 Census data for Arne parish]
* [http://www.purbeck.gov.uk/default.aspx?page=7117 Purbeck Heritage: Arne]
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