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Swyre, Dorset

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Swyre, Dorset

Swyre is a village in south west Dorset, England, situated in a valley beside Chesil Beach six miles south east of Bridport. The village has a population of 109. The village church is dedicated to the Holy Trinity and was rebuilt in 1843 using old masonry, so appears to be much older. The church contains memorial to members of the local gentry, namely the families of Napier, Squibb, Gollop and Russell.
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridSY5288
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDorset

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


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

Swyre, par. and vil., Dorset, on the coast, 5 miles SE. of Bridport, 1168 ac. (65 water), pop. 213.

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