North Poorton

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North Poorton
Manor Farm Cottages, North Poorton - - 1005309.jpg
Manor Farm Cottages, North Poorton
North Poorton is located in Dorset
North Poorton
North Poorton
North Poorton shown within Dorset
Population20 [1]
OS grid referenceSY517962
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBridport
FireDorset and Wiltshire
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
UK Parliament
  • West Dorset
List of places
50°46′51″N 2°41′00″W / 50.7809°N 2.6833°W / 50.7809; -2.6833Coordinates: 50°46′51″N 2°41′00″W / 50.7809°N 2.6833°W / 50.7809; -2.6833

North Poorton is a hamlet and civil parish in Dorset, England, situated in the West Dorset district about 4.5 miles (7.2 km) northeast of Bridport. Dorset County Council estimate the parish had a population of 20 in 2013.[1]

The old parish church of St Peter is a ruin, with walls remaining to about 4 feet (1.2 m) high. Just to the south is the new church, which is dedicated to St Mary Magdalene and was built in 1861-62 to a design by John Hicks.[2][3] About 0.5 miles (0.80 km) NW of the churches is a hill-fort that covers about 2.5 acres (1.0 ha).[3]


  1. ^ a b "Parish Population Data". Dorset County Council. 20 January 2015. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  2. ^ "North Poorton St. Mary Magdalene". The Dorset Historic Churches Trust. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
  3. ^ a b "'Poorton, North', in An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Dorset, Volume 1, West (London, 1952), pp. 180-181". British History Online. University of London. Retrieved 7 March 2015.

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