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Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Bridport within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.
Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew
Bridport, seaport town, mun. bor., and par., W. Dorset, 18 miles W. of Dorchester and 155 miles SW. of London by rail-- town and mun. bor., 654 ac., pop. 6795; par., 62 ac., pop. 3936; 2 Banks, 2 newspapers. Market-days, Wednesday and Saturday; has mfrs. of cordage, twine, fishing-nets, and sailcloth. The town is situated between the rivers Bride or Brit and Asker, which join about 1½ mile below the town, and form a safe and commodious harbour for vessels of about 250 tons. B. is now a sub-port of Weymouth. The bor. returned 1 member to Parliament until 1885.
A village in Whitchurch [Canonicorum] hundred, in the county of Dorset.
Two manors recorded in Domesday.