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Symondsbury, Dorset

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Symondsbury, Dorset

Symondsbury is a village in south west Dorset, England, 1.5 miles west of Bridport and 16 miles west of Dorchester. The village is located just to the north of the A35 trunk road, which runs between Southampton and Honiton. The village has a pub (the Ilchester Arms), a pottery and a primary school. The village is the head of Symondsbury Parish which extends from Eype and West Cliff (West Bay) in the south, to the Marshwood Vale in the north.
DistrictWest Dorset
Post townBridport
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridSY4493
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Population1,020
 

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

Simondesberge

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

Symondsbury, par., Dorset, on W. side and partly in bor. of Bridport, 3925 ac. (100 water), pop. 1221.

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