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Bere Regis, Dorset

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Bere Regis, Dorset

Bere Regis /ˈbɪər ˈriːdʒɨs/) is a village in the Purbeck district of Dorset, England, situated 6 miles north-west of Wareham. The village has one shop, a post office and two pubs, The Royal Oak and The Drax Arms. The parish church is St. John the Baptist Church. The village features in the Domesday Book.
Post townWAREHAM
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridSY8495
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Dialling code01929

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


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

Bere Regis, par. and ancient town, S. Dorset, 10 miles NE. of Dorchester -- par., 8894 ac., pop. 1542; town, pop. 1284; P.O., T.O. It dates from the time of the Romans, and was a residence of Queen Elfrida and King John; and the birthplace of Cardinal Morton and Turberville, bishop of Exeter from1555-1559.

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