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Population  2,339
Region  South West
Sovereign state  United Kingdom
Local time  Thursday 11:58 AM
District  West Dorset
OS grid reference  SY480942
Country  England
Post town  BRIDPORT
Shire county  Dorset
UK parliament constituency  West Dorset

Weather  11°C, Wind W at 26 km/h, 52% Humidity

Bradpole is a village and civil parish in south west Dorset, England, in the Brit valley, 1 mile (1.6 km) outside Bridport. In the 2011 census the population of the parish was 2,339.

Map of Bradpole, Bridport, UK

In 1651 Charles II passed through Bradpole in his efforts to evade capture after he failed to sail to France from Charmouth following his defeat at the Battle of Worcester. An inscribed stone in the south of the parish, where Lee Lane meets the A35 trunk road between Bridport and Dorchester, marks the place where he took a turning off the main road to escape from his pursuers.

Bradpole is the birthplace of industrialist and Liberal Party politician William Edward Forster (1818 - 1886), who was instrumental in bringing through the 1870 Elementary Education Act. He is commemorated by the village Memorial Hall.

The parish church was built in 1845, following two previous buildings on the same site. Its communion cup dates from the 16th century.


Bradpole Wikipedia