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Moreton, Dorset

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Moreton, Dorset

Moreton is a village in Dorset, England, situated on the River Frome eight miles east of Dorchester. The village has a population of 270. It has a number of long distance foot paths and cycle ways passing through it: the Purbeck cycle way, Route 2 (Sustrans), the Frome valley trail, the Jubilee trail, and the Hardy Way. The railway station is a little way out of the village, towards Crossways.
Post townDorchester
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridSY8089
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Dialling code01305
Population270 (2001)

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


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

Moreton, par. and vil. with ry. sta., Dorset, on river Frome, 7 miles E. of Dorchester, 2311 ac., pop. 309; P.O.; near vil. is Moreton House, seat.

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