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Alton Pancras, Dorset

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Alton Pancras, Dorset

Alton Pancras is a small village in the West Dorset district of Dorset, England. It is sited at an altitude of 125 metres in the valley of the River Piddle, which has its source just north of the village. The surrounding chalk hills rise to between 230 and 260 metres.
DistrictWest Dorset
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridST6902
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Dialling code01300

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

Alton Pancras, par., near centre of Dorset, 8 miles N. of Dorchester, 2243 ac., pop. 247.

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