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Radipole, Dorset

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Radipole, Dorset

Radipole is a part of the district of Weymouth and Portland in the county of Dorset, England. It was formerly an independent parish, until abolished as a separate local government unit in 1933. It remains a separate ecclesiastical parish. Radipole stands at the head of, and is named after, the lake, now an RSPB nature reserve, into which the River Wey flows, and which leads into Weymouth Harbour.
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridSY6681
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityDorset
 

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

Retpole

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

Radipole, par. and vil., Dorset - par. (partly in bor. of Weymouth), 1329 ac., pop. 1322; the vil. is 2 m. NW. of Weymouth, and has mineral waters and baths; in the old churchyard are the graves of 80 persons, drowned in the wreck of the Abergavenney, off Portland, in 1805.

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