Bridport, Dorset

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Bridport is a town in Dorset

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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.

Bridport in historic gazetteers

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.

Bridport in the Domesday Book

A village in Whitchurch [Canonicorum] hundred, in the county of Dorset.

Two manors recorded in Domesday. is a Good Stuff website.