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List of liberties in Dorset

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Liberties were an administrative unit of local government in England from the Middle Ages to the 19th century, co-existing with the then operative system of hundreds and boroughs but independent of both, generally for reasons of tenure. The following were the liberties in the county of Dorset and the areas they contained:

  • Alton Pancras
  • Bindon Liberty:
  • Chaldon Herring Edmondsham (part) Moreton (part) Pulham (part) West Lulworth Wool
  • Broadwindsor
  • Corfe Castle (also described as a hundred)
  • Dewlish Liberty:
  • Dewlish Milborne St Andrew (part)
  • Fordington Liberty:
  • Fordington Hermitage Minterne Magna (part) Stockland (part) (ie, Dalwood, transferred to Devon 1844)
  • Frampton Liberty:
  • Bettiscombe Bincombe Burton Bradstock Compton Valence Frampton Winterborne Came (part)
  • Gillingham Liberty:
  • Bourton (from 1866) Gillingham Motcombe
  • Halstock
  • Loders and Bothenhampton Liberty:
  • Bothenhampton Loders
  • Owermoigne (formerly part of Winfrith Hundred)
  • Piddlehinton
  • Piddletrenthide Liberty:
  • Gorewood (from 1858) Minterne Magna (part) Piddletrenthide
  • Portland
  • Powerstock Liberty:
  • Powerstock (part)
  • Ryme Intrinseca
  • Stour Provost
  • Sutton Poyntz Liberty:
  • Chickerell (part) Preston Stockwood
  • Sydling St Nicholas
  • Waybayouse or Wabyhouse Liberty:
  • Upwey (part)
  • Wyke Regis and Elwell Liberty:
  • Elwell, part of the parish of Upwey Wyke Regis


    List of liberties in Dorset Wikipedia

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