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Worth Matravers, Dorset

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Worth Matravers, Dorset

Worth Matravers is a village and civil parish in the English county of Dorset. The village is situated on the cliffs west of Swanage. It comprises limestone cottages and farm houses and is built around a pond, which is a regular feature on postcards of the Isle of Purbeck. The civil parish stretches from the coast northwards to, and just beyond, the A351 road from Corfe Castle to Swanage.
Post townSWANAGE
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridSY9777
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Dialling code01929
Population644 (parish)

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

Worth Matravers, coast par., Dorset, in SE. of co., 8 miles SE. of Wareham; 2645 ac., pop. 302; has stone and marble quarrying.

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