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Melcombe Regis, Dorset

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Melcombe Regis, Dorset

Melcombe Regis is an area of Weymouth in Dorset, England. Situated on the north shore of Weymouth Harbour and originally part of the waste of Radipole, it seems only to have developed as a significant settlement and seaport in the 13th century. It received a charter as a borough in 1268. Melcombe was one of the first points of entry of the Black Death into England in the summer of 1348.
DistrictWeymouth and Portland
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridSY6880
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western

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

Kings Melcomb ~ Melcom ~ Melcomb

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

Melcombe Regis. See WEYMOUTH, &c.

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