Nottington

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Nottington
Nottington is located in Dorset
Nottington
Nottington
Location within Dorset
Population5,458 
OS grid referenceSY6611382681
Unitary authority
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWeymouth
Postcode districtDT3
Dialling code01305
PoliceDorset
FireDorset and Wiltshire
AmbulanceSouth Western
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Dorset
50°38′34″N 2°28′50″W / 50.642827°N 2.480612°W / 50.642827; -2.480612Coordinates: 50°38′34″N 2°28′50″W / 50.642827°N 2.480612°W / 50.642827; -2.480612

Nottington is a village within the Dorset unitary authority area of the county of Dorset, England. Its nearest town is Weymouth, which lies approximately 2.6 miles (4.2 km) to the south-east.

Nottington used to possess a spa which was popular with "the quality from aristocratic Weymouth", who "flocked to drink the waters" which at the time were claimed to be beneficial for "eruptive complaints, scrophula, and loss of appetite."[1] In 1905 Sir Frederick Treves noted that the spa was "deserted" and "no longer rings with the laughter and jests of the seekers after appetite", but described the still-existing pump room as "an octagonal building of three stories, with something of the aspect of an enormous dove-cot."[1] The pump room still stands today, and is known as The Spa House.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Sir Frederick Treves (1905). Highways and Byways in Dorset. Macmillan & Co. Ltd. p. 233.
  2. ^ "Nottington". Weymouth-Dorset.co.uk. Retrieved 20 February 2013.