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Bradford Abbas, Dorset

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Bradford Abbas, Dorset

Bradford Abbas is a village in north west Dorset, England, three miles south east of Yeovil and five miles south west of Sherborne. The village has a population of 936 (2001). The name signifies the "Abbot's broad ford" on the River Ivel, the abbot in question being that of Sherborne; the land was given to Sherborne Abbey by King Alfred the Great.
DistrictWest Dorset
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridST5814
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western

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

Bradford Abbas, par. and vil., N. Dorset, on river Yeo, 3½ miles SW. of Sherborne, 1139 ac., pop. 510; P.O.

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