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Walditch, Dorset

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Walditch, Dorset

Walditch is a small village in the English county of Dorset. It lies within the West Dorset administrative district, about 1 kilometre to the east of the town of Bridport. The name Walditch is derived from an older term Waldyke, which alludes to the village's location: Walditch is located in the valley of a curved hill that encompasses the village; the hill has a dry stone wall still partially in place, which continues over towards the neighbouring village of Bothenhampton.
DistrictWest Dorset
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridSY4892
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 Walditch, Dorset has been known in the past


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

Walditch, par., Dorset, on E. side and partly in bor. of Bridport, 285 ac., pop. 192.

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