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Langton Herring, Dorset

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Langton Herring, Dorset

Langton Herring is a village in the county of Dorset in south-west England. It lies within the West Dorset administrative district of the county, about five miles north-west of the coastal resort town of Weymouth. It is "prudently set on a ridge above the Fleet", the Fleet being a brackish lagoon behind Chesil Beach. In the 2001 Census the village had a population of 147.
DistrictWest Dorset
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridSY6182
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western

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

Langton Herring, coast par. and vil., Dorset, in S. of co., 5 m. NW. of Weymouth, 1202 ac., pop. 255; P.O.

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