Plush, Dorset

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The Brace Of Pheasants public house, Plush
Plush is located in Dorset
 Plush shown within Dorset
OS grid reference ST715022
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
List of places

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Plush is a small village in the English county of Dorset. It lies within the civil parish of Piddletrenthide in the West Dorset administrative district, about 8 miles (13 km) north of the county town Dorchester. It is sited in a small side-valley of the River Piddle at an altitude of 130 metres (430 ft) and is surrounded by chalk hills which rise to 251 metres (823 ft) at Ball Hill, a kilometre to the northeast, and 261 metres (856 ft) at Lyscombe Hill, 2½ kilometres to the east.

Plush consists of a few thatched cottages, a public house, a Regency manor house and a small church dedicated to St John the Baptist; the church was designed in 1848 by Benjamin Ferrey, a Gothic Revival architect and close friend of Pugin.[1]

See also


  1. Dorset: The Buildings of England by John Newman and Nikolaus Pevsner. Page 317. Published by Penguin Books 1972. Reprinted 1975. ISBN 0-14-071044-2