Place:Bridport, Dorset, England


Alt namesBrideportsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 93
Brideportasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 93
Coordinates50.733°N 2.767°W
Located inDorset, England

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Bridport is a market town in Dorset, England, situated approximately inland from the English Channel near the confluence of the small River Brit and its tributary the Asker. Its origins are Saxon and it has a long history as a rope-making centre, though many of its buildings date from the 18th century.

On the coast and within the town's boundary is West Bay, a small fishing harbour previously known as Bridport Harbour.

In the 21st century Bridport's arts scene has contributed to the town becoming increasingly popular with people from outside the locality. It has an arts centre, theatre, library, cinema and museum, and several annual events. It featured as 'Port Bredy' in the fictional Wessex of Thomas Hardy's novels.

In the 2011 census the population of Bridport's built-up area was 13,568. The town is twinned with Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue, France.

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