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Higher Eggerton, Dorset

Historical Description

Eggerton, Higher, a hamlet in Litton Cheney parish, Dorsetshire, 4½ miles ENE of Bridport. Eggerton Hill here, but partly within two other parishes, is crowned by a Roman camp of 47¼ acres, 1386 feet by 749 of oval outline; the area studded with tumuli and commanding a fine view, the N and E sides doubly ditched, the W side triply ditched; the two entrances on the NW and SE skilfully made by overlapping banks.

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


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

Ancient CountyDorsetshire 
DioceseBristol1542 - 1836
DioceseSalisbury1836 -

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

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Dorset is available to browse.