Place:Alcester, Dorset, England

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NameAlcester
TypeVillage
Coordinates50.99°N 2.21°W
Located inDorset, England
See alsoShaftesbury Registration District, Dorset, Englandregistration district in which it was located
Shaftesbury Rural, Dorset, Englandrural district of which it was part
Shaftesbury St. James, Dorset, Englandparish in which it was located until 1894
Shaftesbury, Dorset, Englandcivil parish into which it was absorbed in 1921
source: Family History Library Catalog

http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/13449 A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Alcester from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"ALCESTER, a liberty in the parish of St. James Shaftesbury, within the parliamentary borough of Shaftesbury, but without the municipal borough, Dorset. Population, 342. Houses, 76."

Alcester was a civil parish in it own right 1894-1921 located in Shaftesbury Rural District. In 1921 it was abolished and absorbed into the civil parish of Shaftesbury.

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