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Osmington, Dorset

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Osmington, Dorset

Osmington is a village and civil parish in the District of West Dorset within Dorset, England, situated on the Jurassic Coast 4 miles northeast of Weymouth. The village has a population of 609. To the east is Osmington Hill.
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridSY7283
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityDorset
 

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

Osmentone

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

Osmington, par. and vil., Dorset, in S. of co.- par., 2307 ac. (125 water), pop. 380; vil., 4 miles NE. of Weymouth; P.O.; is situated in a densely wooded valley among lofty hills; dates from ancient times, and has large stone quarries. A figure of George III. on horseback is cut on the slope of an adjoining chalk hill, and serves as a landmark to ships.

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