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Nettlecombe Tont, Dorset

Historical Description

Nettlecombe Tont, a hill in the centre of Dorsetshire, 2½ miles WNW of Milton Abbas. It has a square, half-ditched, ancient camp of about 20 acres, and it commands a fine view of the surrounding country, including the Vale of Blackmore. The name Tont is probably a corruption of Thent, the name of a chief Egyptian deity, who was worshipped by the Celts as Thent Ait, " the god of the dead."

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.

Newspapers and Periodicals

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