Morden

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Morden is a village in Dorset. It has a population of 325 according to the last census. The village church is Church of England and called St Mary. It is built in traditional gothic style with a fine rose window. The inscription above the main church doorway is from Proverbs 12:23. The village pub is called the Cock and Bottle and is a grade 2 listed building. Charborough Park is a nearby country house built in the 17th century by the fourth Earl de Sheridan for his wife the Lady Anna. The Earl was an early proponent of the discipline of archaeology arranging excavations in a number of Middle Eastern countries. However, he controversially returned from a dig at the Babylonian city of Z'ha'dum without his wife and then eloped with his French housemaid, Miss Delenne, causing scandal in the village. Charborough Park is a grade 1 listed building.

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