Place:Allington, Dorset, England

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NameAllington
Alt namesAdelingtonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 93
TypeVillage
Coordinates50.733°N 2.75°W
Located inDorset, England
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Allington is a village and civil parish in Dorset, England, north-west from the town of Bridport, with which it is physically contiguous; much of Allington lies within Bridport parish.

At the time of the 2001 census the village had a population of 614. In the 2011 census, parish population was 766, in 339 households.[1]

Allington Hill is an Iron Age hill fort rising to 300 feet (90m) above the village, now managed by the Woodland Trust. The hill is characteristic of the Upper Greensand hills and ridges found in the Marshwood and Powerstock Vales National Character Area.

The parish church at North Allington, dedicated to St Swithun, was designed by Charles Wallis of Dorchester and built in 1826-27, and is a Grade II* listed building. It is in classical style, and is unusual for the survival of a high proportion of the original internal fittings, including the pews, gallery, a pulpit (of two originally present) and glazing.

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