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Wyke Regis, Dorset

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Wyke Regis, Dorset

Wyke Regis /ˌwaɪk ˈriːdʒɨs/ is a village in south Dorset, England. The village is part of the south western suburbs of Weymouth, on the northern shore of Portland Harbour and the south-eastern end of Chesil Beach. Wyke is 15 kilometres south of the county town, Dorchester. The village has a population of around 5,500.
DistrictWeymouth and Portland
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridSY6677
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Population5,458
 

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

Wyke Regis, par., liberty, and vil., Dorset, in S. of co.- par. (partly within the municipal limits of Weymouth), 1702 ac., pop. 2748, pop. of municipal part 1250; liberty (Wyke Regis and Elwell), 1336 ac., pop. 1498; vil., on an eminence 2 miles SW. of Weymouth; P.O.,. called Wyke; the church (15th century) is the mother church of Weymouth; there is an endowed national school.

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