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Litton Cheney, Dorset

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Litton Cheney, Dorset

Litton Cheney is a village in the county of Dorset in south-west England. It lies within the West Dorset administrative district of the county, nine miles west of the county town of Dorchester. It is sited beneath chalk hills in the valley of the small River Bride. In the 2001 Census the village had a population of 348. On Pins Knoll to the west of the village was once an Iron Age settlement, excavated in 1959. On this site in the 4th century there was also a Romano-British building.
DistrictWest Dorset
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridSY5590
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western

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

Litton Cheney, par. and vil., Dorset, in SW. of co.- par., 3817ac., pop. 458; vil., 5m. SE. of Bridport; P.O.

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