North Poorton

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North Poorton
Manor Farm Cottages, North Poorton
North Poorton is located in Dorset
North Poorton
North Poorton
 North Poorton shown within Dorset
Population 20 [1]
OS grid reference SY517962
District West Dorset
Shire county Dorset
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Bridport
Police Dorset
Fire Dorset
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament West Dorset
List of places

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North Poorton is a hamlet and civil parish in Dorset, England, situated in the West Dorset district about 4.5 miles (7.2 km) northeast of Bridport. Dorset County Council estimate the parish had a population of 20 in 2013.[1]

The old parish church of St Peter is a ruin, with walls remaining to about 4 feet (1.2 m) high. Just to the south is the new church, which is dedicated to St Mary Magdalene and was built in 1861-62 to a design by John Hicks.[2][3] About 0.5 miles (0.80 km) NW of the churches is a hill-fort that covers about 2.5 acres (1.0 ha).[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Parish Population Data". Dorset County Council. 20 January 2015. Retrieved 7 March 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "North Poorton St. Mary Magdalene". The Dorset Historic Churches Trust. Retrieved 4 August 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. 3.0 3.1 "'Poorton, North', in An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Dorset, Volume 1, West (London, 1952), pp. 180-181". British History Online. University of London. Retrieved 7 March 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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