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Dewlish, Dorset

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Dewlish, Dorset

Dewlish is a village in the English county of Dorset. It is situated in the West Dorset administrative district of the county, about seven miles north-east of the county town of Dorchester. It is sited in the valley of the small Devil's Brook, amongst the chalk hills of the Dorset Downs. The surrounding area is part of the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The village has a population of 254 (2001).
DistrictWest Dorset
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridSY7798
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 Dewlish, Dorset has been known in the past


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

Dewlish, par. and liberty, Dorset, 8 miles NE. of Dorchester -- par., 2090 ac., pop. 457; liberty, pop. 480; P.O.; contains the seat of Dewlish Hall.

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