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Abbotsbury, Dorset

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Abbotsbury, Dorset

This article is about a village in England. For the suburb in Sydney, Australia see Abbotsbury, New South Wales Abbotsbury is a large village and civil parish in the West Dorset district of Dorset, England; situated 10 miles north-west of Weymouth. It is located 6 miles from Upwey railway station and 35 miles from Bournemouth International Airport. The main road running through the village is the B3157, connecting Abbotsbury to Bridport and Weymouth.
DistrictWest Dorset
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridSY5785
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Dialling code01305

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

Abedesberie ~ Abodesberie

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

Abbotsbury, par. and fishing vil., SW. Dorset, 9 miles SW. of Dorchester, 5616 ac., pop. 979; P.O., T.O. Market-day, Thursday. It has remains of abbey (1044). A. Castle, seat of the Earl of Ilchester, is in the vicinity.

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