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  Dorset - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Dorset borders Devon to the west, Somerset to the north-west, Wiltshire to the north-east and Hampshire to the east.
In the 12th century civil war, Dorset was fortified with the construction of the defensive castles at Corfe Castle, Powerstock, Wareham and Shaftesbury, and the strengthening of the monasteries such as at Abbotsbury.
Dorset is famed in literature for being the native county of author and poet Thomas Hardy.
www.newlenox.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Dorset   (2341 words)

 Camelot Village: Britain's Heritage and History
The county of Dorset is to be found on the Southern coast of England nestled between Devon, Somerset, Wiltshire and Hampshire.
Dorset is the birthplace of Thomas Hardy, who wrote of Dorchester as 'Casterbridge' and renamed Dorset as 'Barsetshire' in his literary classic, "The Mayor of Casterbridge".
Central Dorset is traversed by the wide, rolling expanse of Blackmore Vale, and in the north is the densely wooded chalk mass of Cranborne Chase, shared with Wiltshire.
www.camelotintl.com /heritage/counties/england/dorset.html   (786 words)

 AllRefer.com - Dorset (British And Irish Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
The rolling country is crossed by the North Dorset and South Dorset downs, chalk ranges running east and west.
Portland and Purbeck marble are quarried in Dorset.
Dorset, also known as Dorsetshire, was part of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Wessex.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/D/Dorset.html   (258 words)

Dorset (pronounced 'Dorsit', sometimes in the past called Dorsetshire) is a county in the southwest of England.
Dorset has the highest proportion of elderly people of any county in Britain, with 25.9% of the population over 65.
Dorset is also the birthplace of artist Sir James Thornhill, musicians P.J. Harvey and Robert Fripp, paleontologist Mary Anning, rowing champion Matthew Pinsent and archbishops John Morton and William Wake.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/d/do/dorset.html   (587 words)

 North Dorset -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
North Dorset is a (Click link for more info and facts about local government district) local government district and (Click link for more info and facts about parliamentry constituency) parliamentry constituency in (Click link for more info and facts about Dorset) Dorset, (A division of the United Kingdom) England.
Much of North Dorset is in the (Click link for more info and facts about River Stour) River Stour (A long depression in the surface of the land that usually contains a river) valley and is called the (Click link for more info and facts about Blackmore Vale) Blackmore Vale.
At the (Click link for more info and facts about 2001 UK census) 2001 UK census North Dorset had a ((statistics) the entire aggregation of items from which samples can be drawn) population of 61,905, a rise of 8,300 from 1991, with 25,248 households.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/n/no/north_dorset.htm   (679 words)

 North Dorset Disability Information Service   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
North Dorset Disability Information Service was registered as a charity in July 1995.
The charity’s objects are the relief of disabled persons and their carers within the North Dorset area by the provision of an information and advice service.
DCA are working with, and are advising the charity on better working practices and as a result the charity has implemented stringent checks on all aspect of its financial management.
www.charity-commission.gov.uk /investigations/inquiryreports/ndorset.asp?text=FALSE&N4=FALSE   (879 words)

 North Dorset MP deplores absence of A350 relief in Government road programme   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
North Dorset’s principal spine road, A350, winds through North Dorset villages in the Stour Valley.
North of Blandford the substitution of the higher Shaftesbury Road (C13) would relieve all the villages on the present road.
I have always said it is unacceptable for children, the elderly and all villagers to have to spend their lives living alongside this form of heavy traffic.
www.robertwaltermp.com /a350191200.htm   (278 words)

 GENUKI: Dorset   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
"Dorset, maritime County, on south coast of England; is bounded north by Somerset and Wilts, east by Hants, south by the English Channel, and west by Devon; length, east and west, 52 miles; breadth, north and south, 37 miles; coastline, 75 miles; area, 627,265 acres; population 191,028.
Wheat and barley are grown in the west and north.
The Military Museum of Devon and Dorset houses documents, photographs and histories of The Devonshire Regiment, The Dorset Regiment, The Devonshire and Dorset Regiment, The Dorset Yeomanry, The Queen's Own Dorset Yeomanry, The Dorset Militia, The Royal Devon Yeomanry and 94 Field Regiment RA.
www.uk-genealogy.org.uk /genuki/DOR   (902 words)

 The Dorset Page, a Guide to England's most beautiful county   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Situated on the south coast of England, Dorset is considered by many to be the most beautiful county in England.
Dorset is also the centre of both the Anglo Saxon kingdom and Thomas Hardy's fictional Wessex.
dorset, lyme regis, christchurch, poole, purbeck, abbotsbury, flmore, flmore vale, cranborne chase, toller porcorum, plush, piddlehinton, evershot, nettlecombe, cerne abbas, weymouth, westbay, portland, wytch farm, thomas hardy, william barnes, jane austen, bournemouth, wimborne, blandford, dorchester, casterbridge, bovington
www.thedorsetpage.com /Dorset_Home.htm   (128 words)

 Rugby Football Union - Club Detail   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Established in 1951, North Dorset Rugby Club is widely recognised as the finest community rugby club in the Dorset and Wiltshire area.
North Dorset provides rugby for senior players via its four adult men’s sides and an adult women’s side.
North Dorset RFC is proud to provide support, players and coaches to Dorset and Wilts County sides at all levels.
www.rfu.com /index.cfm/fuseaction/Stats.Club_Detail/ClubID/698   (105 words)

 Bristol Article, Bristol Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
It borders on theUnitary Districts of Bath and North EastSomerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.
The plague inflicted a prolonged demographicsetback, however, with population remaining in the region of at most 10-12,000 through most of the 15th and 16th Centuries.Bristol was made a city in 1542, with the former Abbey of St Augustine becoming Bristol Cathedral.During the Civil War the city suffered (1643-45) through Royalistmilitary occupation and plague.
Competition from Liverpool from c.1760, the disruption of maritime commerce through war with France (1793) and the abolition of the slave trade (1807) contributed to the city's failure to keep pace with the newer manufacturing centres of the north andmidlands.
www.anoca.org /city/england/bristol.html   (1860 words)

 Vermont State Parks - The History of Emerald Lake State Park
The plans of North Dorset Farms have come to an end with the untimely death of Robert Shaw, who wanted to create a publicly endowed recreation area on his land.
In the final settlement with the estate of Shaw, the State of Vermont purchases close to 1,000 acres (500 now exist as a park, and the other 500 are across the main highway as Emerald Lake State Forest) for $62,000 in 1957.
North Dorset's industrial base is no longer marble quarrying, farming or lumbering, but tourism.
www.vtstateparks.com /htm/emerhist.cfm   (1629 words)

 The District of North Dorset (Electoral Changes) Order 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
North Dorset District Council shall make a print of the map marked "Map referred to in the District of North Dorset (Electoral Changes) Order 2002" available for inspection at its offices by any member of the public at any reasonable time.
The Electoral Registration Officer[7] for the district shall make such rearrangement of, or adaptation of, the register of local government electors as may be necessary for the purposes of, and in consequence of, this Order.
Prints of the map may be inspected at all reasonable times at the offices of North Dorset District Council and at the principal office of the Electoral Commission at Trevelyan House, Great Peter Street, London SW1P 2HW.
www.hmso.gov.uk /si/si2002/20022239.htm   (1538 words)

 [DORSET] - Home
North Dorset and South West Dorset Primary Care Trusts each enjoy a culture that's forward thinking and innovative.
Established in October 2000, North Dorset Primary Care Trust works in partnership with a wide variety of organisations to deliver a fully integrated range of health and social services to the population of both North and South West Dorset.
Established in April 2001 by the amalgamation of West Dorset and Weymouth and Portland Primary Care Groups, South West Dorset Primary Care Trust commissions and provides services for a population of 134,000.
www.dorsetnhsjobs.nhs.uk   (512 words)

 Dorset AONB
Covering over 40% of the county, the Dorset AONB includes some of the most dramatic and varied scenery in the country.
Explore this site to discover Dorset’s varied landscape, internationally important wildlife, ancient hill forts, unique chalk figures and distinctive towns and villages.
Find out why Dorset’s countryside has special protection as an AONB and have your say on its future.
www.dorsetaonb.org.uk   (229 words)

Tourism in Dorset is a diverse but vitally important industry, bringing considerable benefits to local communities, creating wealth and jobs, as well as helping to bring about environmental improvements and the availability of additional leisure and transport services.
The main resorts and smaller coastal towns are heavily dependent on tourism, whilst inland towns and villages may draw some economic benefit, either as a result of their location on the main tourist routes or because of visitor attractions within their localities.
This leaflet is one of the products of the Dorset Tourism Data Project, a partnership between Dorset County Council, the Unitary Authorities of Bournemouth and Poole, the Borough and District Councils of Dorset, the Southern and West Country Tourist Boards, and Bournemouth University.
apollo4.bournemouth.ac.uk /si/mrg/Ndorset.htm   (619 words)

 April Cottage countryside bed and breakfast accommodation Nr Blandford Forum North Dorset, England Hotel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
April Cottage, near Milton Abbas, in the beautiful countryside of north Dorset is the ideal venue in the ideal location.
"Dorset and East Devon Coast" was added to Unesco's World Heritage List in 2001.'North Dorset is still one of the most peaceful and genuinely unspoilt parts of rural England.
For those who want more, North Dorset is an excellent centre from which to visit Hampshire and the Dorset coasts, including the popular resort of Weymouth (port only 2 hrs to Guernsey), or the West Country's major tourist attractions of Longleat, Chedder and Stonehenge.
www.aprilcottage.info   (303 words)

 Bournemouth news, Bournemouth sport and information brought to you by This is Bournemouth: The Daily Echo online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
PC John Snellin has been appointed hunt liaison officer for Dorset Police - and is responsible for negotiating with huntsmen and protestors.
A MAJOR North Dorset employer is inviting all the neighbours in to have their say on its future.
THREE bus depots in North Dorset could close within the next year in favour of a new, modern depot at the Blandford Heights Industrial Estate.
www.thisisbournemouth.co.uk /dorset/bournemouth/news/northdorset   (320 words)

 Walks in Dorset
Dorset Riviera gives a good general description of the coast path with plenty of photos.
The Images of Dorset website has a collection of ~1200 photographs of Dorset.There are also dozens of links to other sites having useful information about the county.
The Dorsetshire Gap is an intersection of five ancient trackways, linking the trails of the Ridgeway with the drove roads to the North.
homepages.tesco.net /~franbar   (720 words)

 Gillingham and North Dorset   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Three miles north of the town runs the main A303, which links up with the M3.
Forty minutes north is the M4, and the Severn Bridge is 1 hour away.
To the north is Mere and the Wiltshire Downs, past Stourhead (10 mins) towards Longleat (30 mins).
www.webcom.com /~tli/sladecentre/environs.htm   (330 words)

 Business @ The Slade Centre, Gillingham, North Dorset, UK
North Dorset as a gateway to the south west
Businesses based in North Dorset, Salisbury and South Wiltshire and South Somerset hold client meetings, management meetings, training and seminars in a great space, surrounded by good art.
If your company is considering moving into the south west, there are some very good reasons to use Gillingham as a regional centre, and The Slade Centre as a temporary base.
www.webcom.com /~tli/sladecentre/business   (177 words)

 The Boundary Committee for England : Your area : South West : Dorset : Dorset County Council
The Order implementing The Electoral Commission's decision on the final recommendations of this review has been made and can be viewed on Her Majesty's Stationery Office's website.
Map sheet 1 illustrates in outline form the proposed divisions for Dorset, including constituent district wards and parishes.
Map sheet 2 illustrates the proposed boundary showing the new parish warding arrangements for West Cliff parish and Symondsbury Parish, between the Marshwood Vale and Bridport divisions.
www.lgce.gov.uk /your-area/dorsetcc.cfm   (183 words)

 Audit Commission -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The way that North Dorset District Council is run and the delivery of services has been assessed as weak (on the scale excellent/good/fair/weak/poor).
North Dorset is a rural area with fair but improving customer focus.
BVPP: North Dorset District Council - North Dorset District Council
www.audit-commission.gov.uk /authority.asp?CategoryID=ENGLISH^576^LOCAL-VIEW^AUTHORITIES^106072   (161 words)

 North Dorset Guide, Your Guide to Places to Stay in North Dorset
If your idea of a perfect holiday is to get away from it all with the freedom that is offered by a self catering holiday our North Dorset self catering pages offer a great choice of holiday cottages and apartments.
With a wealth of quality accommodation the area forms the ideal base from which to explore the heart of the county as well as the coast to the south and Wiltshire and Somerset to the north.
The North Dorset Cycleway follows a 7 ½ mile loop through much of the area's sensational scenery, threading through all of the district's characterful towns as well as passing many of the area's attractions.
www.resort-guide.co.uk /pagedest.php3?destcode=140   (722 words)

 Dorset B&B, hotels and more... Dorset - proud hosts of 2012 Olympic Games sailing events
Comfortable, friendly, 18th Century house in the centre of an attractive Dorset village.
If you are planning a visit to Dorset or The New Forest this site features a fine selection of bed and breakfast accommodation across the area.
In addition, you'll find everything from quiet country pubs to the hustle and bustle of seaside hotels.
www.dorsetpubs.com   (296 words)

 Mid Dorset and North Poole   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
They suggested that a deal had been done so that the LibDems would run a paper candidate in South Dorset (where Labour are hot on the heels of the Tories) in return for Labour not putting any effort in here, where the LibDems are just 682 votes behind the Tories.
Prominent local resident Billy Bragg (a former rock singer of socialist inclination) has announced he will be voting LibDem tactically to defeat the Tories.
At present Dorset has an all-Tory delegation in the House (the only other county represented by a full slate of Tories is Surrey).
www.arts.uwaterloo.ca /~m6chan/2001_uk/southwest/mid-dorset-and-north-poole.html   (213 words)

 Poundbury Village Dorchester Dorset,   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Sherbourne and Shaftsbury in north Dorset, Cerne Abbas with its world famous Cerne Giant, Portland and the Portland Bill Lighthouse, Lyme Regis is world famous for its fossils.
Abbotsbury with the Swannery and Tropical Gardens, the historic Corfe Castle and Lulworth Cove on the Isle of Purbeck.
The County of Dorset is full of some of the most picturesque Villages in the country, and you can find links to some of the Village websites on the Dorset Towns and Villages Page.
www.poundburytown.co.uk   (1447 words)

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