Dewlish Village Hall
Dewlish shown within Dorset
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Dewlish is a village and civil parish in the county of Dorset in southern England, situated in the West Dorset administrative district approximately 7 miles (11 km) north-east of the county town Dorchester. The village is sited in the valley of the small Devil's Brook among the chalk hills of the Dorset Downs; the parish covers about 2,100 acres (850 ha) and extends west to include part of the valley of the small Cheselbourne stream, and east to include a dry valley at Dennet's Bottom. The surrounding area is part of the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). In the 2011 census the parish had a population of 284.
In the 19th century the remains of two prehistoric mammoths, dating from about one million years BC, were found in the hillside above the village; two of the tusks were taken to the county museum at Dorchester.
- "Area: Dewlish (Parish), Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 25 January 2014.
- "'Dewlish', An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Dorset, Volume 3: Central (1970), pp. 84-89". British History Online. University of London & History of Parliament Trust. November 2013. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
- Roland Gant (1980). Dorset Villages. Robert Hale Ltd. p. 87. ISBN 0 7091 8135 3.
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