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Acton, Dorset

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Acton, Dorset

Acton is a hamlet in the parish of Langton Matravers, on the Isle of Purbeck, in the county of Dorset in the south of England. The hamlet of Acton was built as living quarters for the quarrymen working at the local quarries. The hamlet was documented in the Domesday Book as Tacatone.
DistrictPurbeck
Post townSWANAGE
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridSY9878
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Dialling code01929
 

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

Tacatone ~ Ta ~ Tca

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