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Welcome to the Cam Vale Parish Council Website

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The Cam Vale Group of Parishes includes the villages of Longburton, Holnest, Lillington and Leweston,
located in the picturesque Blackmore Vale and close to the renowned Abbey Town of Sherborne.

A profile of the Cam Vale Group of Parishes

Longburton comes from the Old English lang (long) and burh-tun (fortified farm or farm near a fortification). A number of versions of the village name have been adopted over the centuries. This is hardly surprising in the period before spelling was standardised. Early references show Burton (1244), Buryton (1285), Bourton (1316) and Langebourton (1460).

Leweston is probably a farm belonging to a man called Leofwig, from the Old English tun + a personal name.

Lillington (farm called after a man named Lylla) comes from the Old English -lngton + a personal name. However, before 1293 the village belonged to one William de Lillington.

Holnest (copse or wooded hill where holly grows) comes from the Old English holeyn +hurst. References include Holeherst (1185), Holenherst (1268), Holnest (1316) and Holnhurst (1375).

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If you are on Facebook please join the Longburton Community News Facebook Group for the most up to date news and views from the residents of Longburton.

Don't forget to visit the new Longburton Village Events page. 

A volunteer is urgently required to organise the Longburton Community Speed Watch. Please see the Speed Watch page for further details.


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