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Shapwick, Dorset

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Shapwick, Dorset

Shapwick is a village and civil parish in east Dorset, England, situated on the River Stour five miles south east of Blandford Forum and eight miles north of Poole. The village has a population of 190. Within the parish, about a mile to the northeast of the village, is the Iron Age hillfort of Badbury Rings. In Roman times there was a Roman Fort at Crab Farm, between Shapwick and Badbury Rings.
DistrictEast Dorset
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridST9301
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Dialling code01258

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


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

Shapwick.-- par. and vil., Dorset - par., 3670 ac., pop. 432; vil., on river Stour, 4 miles SE, of Blandford; P.O.

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