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ABBOTSBURY, a parish and town in the hundred of Uggscombe, in the county of Dorset; 9 miles S.W. of Dorchester, and 128 S.W. from London. It is a place of great antiquity, and was once a market town. Its situation is very picturesque and pleasant, in a valley shut in by lofty chalk hills, not far from the north end of the Chesil Bank, and open to the sea at the south-west.

Source: The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003


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