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Powerstock, Dorset

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Powerstock, Dorset

Powerstock is a village in south west Dorset, England, situated in a steep valley on the edge of the Dorset Downs, five miles (8 km) north east of the market town of Bridport. The village contains many cottages and 2 inns: The Three Horseshoes near the church and The Marquis of Lorne Inn on the other side of the valley in a small hamlet called Nettlecombe. The small Mangerton River runs through the valley. Powerstock has a population of 415.
DistrictWest Dorset
Post townBridport
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridSY5196
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 Powerstock, Dorset has been known in the past

Poorstock ~ Povrestoch

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

Poorstock, par., liberty, and vil. with ry. sta. (Powerstock), Dorset - par., 4078 ac., pop. 821; liberty, pop. 357; vil., 5 miles NE. of Bridport; P.O.

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