Catherston Leweston

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Catherston Leweston
Catherston Leweston, manor and church from A35 bridge - - 502854.jpg
Catherston Leweston viewed from the south
Catherston Leweston is located in Dorset
Catherston Leweston
Catherston Leweston
Catherston Leweston shown within Dorset
Population30 [1]
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtDT6
Dialling code01297
FireDorset and Wiltshire
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
50°44′46″N 2°53′41″W / 50.746°N 2.8947°W / 50.746; -2.8947Coordinates: 50°44′46″N 2°53′41″W / 50.746°N 2.8947°W / 50.746; -2.8947

Catherston Leweston is a small village and civil parish in the county of Dorset in southwest England. It lies in the West Dorset administrative district, approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) northeast of Lyme Regis. Dorset County Council estimate that in 2013 the population of the parish was 30.[1]

The village's Tudor-style manor house was built in 1887 and the Blue Lias-built church dates from 1858.[2] Part of an earlier medieval manor house belonging to the Wadham family of Catherston, a cadet branch of the family that founded Wadham College, Oxford, remains beside the later house.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b "Parish Population Data". Dorset County Council. 20 January 2015. Retrieved 27 February 2015.
  2. ^ Roland Gant (1980). Dorset Villages. Robert Hale Ltd. pp. 118–9. ISBN 0 7091 8135 3.

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