Parish church of St Martin
Shipton Gorge shown within Dorset
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There is no actual gorge at Shipton Gorge; the village is named after the de Gorges family who owned the land many hundreds of years ago.
The terrain surrounding the village is hilly. Northeast of the village is Shipton Hill, which offers good views of the surrounding countryside from its 170 metres (560 ft) summit. On the hill is evidence of a prehistoric settlement.
- West Dorset Holiday and Tourist Guide. West Dorset District Council. circa 1983. p. 18.
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