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Looking west from Eype Mouth
Eype is located in Dorset
 Eype shown within Dorset
OS grid reference SY449917
District West Dorset
Shire county Dorset
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police Dorset
Fire Dorset
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament West Dorset
List of places

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Eype /p/ is a small village in southwest Dorset, England,[1] situated in the West Dorset administrative district approximately 1.25 miles (2.01 km) southwest of Bridport. It lies on the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site on the English Channel and is within the civil parish of Symondsbury.

Eype means "steep place" and many of its buildings can be traced back to the late eighteenth or early nineteenth centuries[citation needed], but little is known in detail until the Victorian era.

To the west of Eype Beach is Golden Cap, the highest cliff on the south coast of England at 191 m above sea level. In 2011 a beach hut located at Eype Beach went on the market for £200,000.[2]

A notable resident was the antiques dealer Paul Atterbury.[3]

St Peters Church is regularly used for art exhibitions and was also used to record P.J. Harveys Mercury prize winning Let England Shake[4]


  1. "eype dorset, a delightful village in west dorset". Eype-dorset.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-03-04.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Wooden Eype beach shack valued at £1 goes on market for £200k | Mail Online". London: Dailymail.co.uk. 2011-01-19. Retrieved 2012-03-04.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Chris Carson (11 December 2008). "All change at Eype as railway home goes on the market". bournemouthecho.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-03-04.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. http://www.dorsetecho.co.uk/news/8785310.PJ_Harvey_s_Eype_Church_album_to_be_released/

External links

  • Media related to Eype at Wikimedia Commons