Allington shown within Dorset
|OS grid reference|
|– London||123 mi (198 km) WSW|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||South West England|
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.
Allington Hill is an Iron Age hill fort 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 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.
- "Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics for Allington (Parish)". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2013-05-02.
- English Heritage. "Church of St Swithun (1216300)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 2013-05-02.
- Media related to Allington, Dorset at Wikimedia Commons
- Woodland Trust Allington Hill & Cooper's Wood
- Allington in the Domesday Book
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