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Parish Church of the Holy Trinity
Swyre is located in Dorset
 Swyre shown within Dorset
Population 102 [1]
OS grid reference SY527882
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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Swyre /swaɪər/ is a small village and civil parish in southwest Dorset, England, situated in a valley beside Chesil Beach 6 miles (9.7 km) southeast of Bridport. In the 2011 census the parish had a population of 102.[1]

The village church is dedicated to the Holy Trinity and was largely rebuilt in 1843, though the west tower and chancel arch date from about 1400.[2] The church contains memorial to members of the local gentry, namely the families of Napier, Squibb, Gollop and Russell. The Napiers, originally from Scotland, included Sir Robert Napier, Chief Baron of the Irish Exchequer (died 1615) whose descendants became the Napier Baronets of Middlemarsh.


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Area: Swyre (Parish), Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 24 April 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Dorset, Volume 1: West". University of London & History of Parliament Trust (British History Online). 2013 [1952]. Retrieved 28 November 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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