Chesil Bank, Dorset

Historical Description

Chesil Bank, a ridge of shingle on the coast of Dorset, extending 10 ½ miles north-westward from Portland to Abbotsbury. It is separated from the mainland by a narrow channel called the Fleet; has for the most part a width of from 170 to 200 yards; consists chiefly of chalky white pebbles mixed in parts with sand; and slopes steeply on each side to the water.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient County Dorsetshire
Diocese Salisbury

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the Dorset County Chronicle and the Sherborne Mercury online.