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Fleet, Dorset

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Fleet, Dorset

Fleet is a hamlet and parish in south Dorset, England, situated two miles west of Weymouth. The village is named for The Fleet, the nearby lagoon behind Chesil Beach. J. Meade Falkner's smuggling novel, Moonfleet is set in the village. On 24 November 1824 strong winds and a storm surge caused waves to breach Chesil Beach, and many of the buildings in the village were destroyed. Moonfleet Manor is situated in the village of Fleet.
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridSY6380
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDorset

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

Flete ~ Flote

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

Fleet.-- par. and hamlet, Dorset, 3 miles NW. of Weymouth, 967 ac., pop. 138; contains Fleet House.

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