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Long Bredy, Dorset

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Long Bredy, Dorset

Long Bredy is a village in the county of Dorset in south-west England. It lies within the West Dorset administrative district of the county, about seven miles west of the county town of Dorchester. It is sited in the valley of the small River Bride, beneath chalk hills of the Dorset Downs. In the 2001 Census the village had a population of 202. The environs of Long Bredy have some Iron Age and Roman history, including a stone circle, known as the Grey Mare and her Colts, and a burial chamber.
DistrictWest Dorset
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridSY5690
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 Long Bredy, Dorset has been known in the past

Bredy ~ Bredy Long ~ Longbredy ~ Langebride ~ La

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

Longbredy, par. and vil., Dorset, in W. of co.- par., 2117 ac., pop. 227; vil., 8 miles W. of Dorchester; P.O., called Long Bredy.

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