Purbeck (district)


Purbeck (district)

Purbeck is a local government district in Dorset, England. The district is named after the Isle of Purbeck, a peninsula that forms a large proportion of the district's area. However the district extends significantly further north and west than the traditional boundary of the Isle of Purbeck along the River Frome. The district council is based in the town of Wareham, which is itself north of the River Frome.

The district was formed under the Local Government Act 1972 on 1 April 1974, from the former municipal borough of Wareham, Swanage urban district and Wareham and Purbeck Rural District.

Its name is recorded in 948 AD as Anglo-Saxon "Purbicinga" = "of the people of Purbic", where Purbic may be a former Celtic name, or may contain a supposed Anglo-Saxon word *"pur" = "male lamb".

ettlements

:"Settlements with a population over 2,500 are in bold."
*Affpuddle, Arne
*Bere Regis, Bloxworth
*Chaldon Herring, Church Knowle, Coombe Keynes, Corfe Castle
*East Lulworth, East Stoke
*Harman's Cross
*Kingston, Kimmeridge
*Langton Matravers, Lytchett Matravers, Lytchett Minster
*Morden, Moreton
*Ridge
*Steeple, Stoborough, Stoborough Green, Studland, Swanage
*Turners Puddle
*Wareham, West Lulworth, Winfrith Newburgh, Wool, Worgret, Worth Matravers
*Upton Lytchett Minster and Upton

Places of interest

*Ballard Down, Blue Pool, Brownsea Island
*Chaldon Down, Chapman's Pool, Clouds Hill, Corfe Castle
*Dancing Ledge, Dunshay Manor, Durdle Door, Durlston Country Park
*Godlingstone Heath, Godlingstone Manor
*Hambury Tout
*Jurassic Coast (A World Heritage Site)
*Lulworth Castle, Lulworth Cove
*Kimmeridge
*Nine Barrow Down
*Old Harry Rocks
*Poole Harbour, Purbeck Heritage Coast
*Smedmore Hill, South West Coast Path, St Aldhelm's Head, Studland Bay, Swanage Railway, Swyre Head
*Tyneham
*Worbarrow Tout, Wareham Forest, Winspit, Wytch Farm

ee also

*Purbeck Marble
*Purbeck Ball Clay

External links

* [http://www.nci-st-albans.org.uk National Coastwatch Institution St Alban's Head Website]
* [http://www.dorsetpictures.com/ Dorset Pictures by Dorset Photographers Roger Lane and Roger Holman]


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