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Upwey, Dorset

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Upwey, Dorset

Upwey is a suburb of Weymouth in south Dorset, England. The suburb is situated on the B3159 road in the Wey valley. The area was formerly a village until it was absorbed into the Weymouth built-up area. It is located four miles north of the town centre in the outer suburbs. During the Census 2001 the combined population of Upwey and neighbouring Broadwey was 4,349.
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridSY6684
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDorset

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


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

Upway, par. and vil. with ry. sta. (Upwey), Dorset, 4 m. SW. of Dorchester, 1785 ac., pop. 729; P.O., T.O.

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