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Looking down at Askerswell from the A35 - - 470662.jpg
Askerswell village from the south
Askerswell is located in Dorset
 Askerswell shown within Dorset
Population 154 [1]
OS grid reference SY529927
   – London  140 miles (225 km) 
Civil parish Askerswell
District West Dorset
Shire county Dorset
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district DT2
Dialling code 01305
Police Dorset
Fire Dorset
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament West Dorset
List of places

Coordinates: 50°43′58″N 2°40′07″W / 50.7327°N 2.6687°W / 50.7327; -2.6687

Askerswell /ˈæskərzwəl/ is a small village and civil parish in the county of Dorset in southwest England. It is sited on the small River Asker. It lies within the West Dorset administrative district, 11 miles (18 km) west of the county town Dorchester. To the northeast the parish includes the western slopes of Eggardon Hill, including part of the Iron Age hill fort close to its summit.[2][3] In the 2011 census the civil parish had a population of 154.[1]

The local travel links are located 5 miles (8.0 km) from the village to Maiden Newton railway station and 33 miles (53 km) to Exeter International Airport. The main road running through the village is Hembury Road.


  1. ^ a b "Area: Askerswell (Parish), Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 12 June 2013. 
  2. ^ West Dorset District Council (1982-3). West Dorset. West Dorset District Council. p. 2.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  3. ^ Ordnance Survey 1:25000 Pathfinder Series, Sheet SY 49/59 Bridport, 1977

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