Allington, Dorset

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Allington Hill
Allington is located in Dorset
 Allington shown within Dorset
Population 766 [1]
OS grid reference SY459933
   – London 123 mi (198 km)  WSW
Civil parish Allington
Shire county Dorset
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police Dorset
Fire Dorset
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
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Coordinates: 50°44′12″N 2°45′53″W / 50.7366°N 2.7646°W / 50.7366; -2.7646

Allington is a village and civil parish in Dorset, England, 1 mile (1.6 km) north-west from the town of Bridport, with which it is physically contiguous; much of Allington lies within Bridport parish. In the 2011 census the population of Allington civil parish was 766, in 339 households.[1]

Allington Hill is an Iron Age hill fort[citation needed] rising to 300 feet (90m) above the village, now managed by the Woodland Trust. The hill is characteristic of the Upper Greensand hills and ridges found in the Marshwood and Powerstock Vales National Character Area.

The classical facade of St Swithun's Church, Allington.
St Swithun's Church

The parish church at North Allington, dedicated to St Swithun, was designed by Charles Wallis of Dorchester and built in 1826-27, and is a Grade II* listed building. It is in classical style, and is unusual for the survival of a high proportion of the original internal fittings, including the pews, gallery, a pulpit (of two originally present) and glazing.[2]


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