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Spetisbury, Dorset

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Spetisbury, Dorset

Spetisbury is a village in north Dorset, England, situated on the River Stour and the A350 road, four miles south east of Blandford Forum. The village has a population of 542. It is notable for being a very linear settlement, with mostly only one line of buildings adjacent to the A350 road. Currently, a large project is underway which may lead to the construction of a new bypass of the A350, meaning that the high traffic that currently passes through would be redirected.
DistrictNorth Dorset
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridST9102
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 Spetisbury, Dorset has been known in the past

Spetsberie ~ Spehtesberie ~ Spestesberia

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

Spetisbury, par. and vil. with ry. sta., in E. of Dorset - par., 2148 ac., pop. 530; vil., on river Stour, 3 miles SE. of Blandford; P.O., T.O. Spetisbury Ring is a small circular camp.

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