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Preston, Dorset

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Preston, Dorset

Preston is a coastal village and suburb of Weymouth in south Dorset, England. It is approximately 3 kilometres north-east of Weymouth town centre and 2 kilometres west of the village of Osmington. Preston contains two Haven campsites, Seaview and Weymouth Bay. It is home to a 14th century church, St Andrew's, which was built on the site of a much earlier Norman church. It has three public houses: The Bridge Inn (formerly called The Swan), The Spice Ship and The Springhead.
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridSY7083
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDorset

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

Preston, par. and vil., in S. of Dorset - par., 2679 ac. (70 water), pop. 689; vil., on Weymouth Bay, 3 miles NE. of Wey mouth; P.O.

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