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Stoke Abbott, Dorset

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Stoke Abbott, Dorset

Stoke Abbott is a village in west Dorset, England, two miles west of Beaminster. The village has a population of 209, with 14.5% of dwellings being second homes. The late Ralph Wightman, agriculturist, broadcaster and native of Dorset, described the village as "a beautiful place of deep lanes, orchards and old houses, with a church of quiet charm", and, in a similar vein, Sir Frederick Treves in 1905 considered it "as pretty a village as any in Dorset".
DistrictWest Dorset
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridST4500
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western

Other names by which Stoke Abbott, Dorset has been known in the past

S. Abbot ~ Stoke Abbas ~ Stoke Abbot

Stoke Abbott, Dorset in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Stoke Abbot, par. and vil., in W. of Dorset - par., 2303 ac., pop. 551; vil., 5 miles N. of Bridport; P.O.

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