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Piddletrenthide, Dorset

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Piddletrenthide, Dorset

Piddletrenthide is a village in the English county of Dorset. It is sited by the small River Piddle in a valley on the dip slope of the Dorset Downs, eight miles north of Dorchester. It lies within the West Dorset administrative district. As of 2001 it had a population of 691. The unusual name of the village is derived from its position on the River Piddle, combined with it having been assessed for thirty hides in the Domesday Book.
DistrictWest Dorset
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridSY7099
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 Piddletrenthide, Dorset has been known in the past

Puddletrenthide ~ Pidrie

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

Puddletrenthide, par. and vil., Dorset-par., 4487 ac., pop. 747; vil., on river Piddle, 7 miles N. of Dorchester; P.O., called Piddletrenthide.

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