Bradford Peverell

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Bradford Peverell
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Bradford Peverell
Bradford Peverell is located in Dorset
Bradford Peverell
Bradford Peverell
Bradford Peverell shown within Dorset
Population370 [1]
OS grid referenceSY658930
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
FireDorset and Wiltshire
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
UK Parliament
  • West Dorset
List of places
50°44′10″N 2°29′06″W / 50.7361°N 2.485°W / 50.7361; -2.485Coordinates: 50°44′10″N 2°29′06″W / 50.7361°N 2.485°W / 50.7361; -2.485

Bradford Peverell is a village and civil parish in the English county of Dorset, in the West Dorset district 2 miles (3.2 km) north-west of the county town Dorchester. It is sited by the south bank of the River Frome, among low chalk hills on the dip slope of the Dorset Downs. The A37 road between Dorchester and Yeovil passes to the north of the village on the other side of the river's water meadows. In the 2011 census the population of the parish (which includes the hamlet of Muckleford to the north-west) was 370.[1]

Bradford Peverell is the birthplace of the historian John Hutchins, who was born here in 1698.[2] His work on the history of the county, History and Antiquities of the County of Dorset, was published in 1774.

In the 1st century a Roman aqueduct ran through where the village is now sited; it followed a line from Notton, a few miles upstream, to Dorchester,[2] which then was the Roman town of Durnovaria.

In 1850 the parish church was rebuilt in a 13th/14th-century style, though various fittings and monuments were retained from the earlier building. The new design was by Decimus Burton.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Area: Bradford Peverell (Parish), Key figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 30 November 2013.
  2. ^ a b Roland Gant (1980). Dorset Villages. Robert Hale Ltd. p. 142. ISBN 0 7091 8135 3.
  3. ^ "Bradford Peverell', An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Dorset, Volume 1: West (1952), pp. 34-36". British History Online. University of London & History of Parliament Trust. November 2013. Retrieved 4 June 2014.

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