Place:Ibberton, Dorset, England

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NameIbberton
Alt namesAbristetonasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 94
Abristetonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 94
TypeVillage
Coordinates50.867°N 2.3°W
Located inDorset, England
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source: Family History Library Catalog


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Ibberton is a village and civil parish in the county of Dorset in southern England. It is situated in the Blackmore Vale under the scarp face of the Dorset Downs, south of Sturminster Newton and west of Blandford Forum. the parish has a population of 101, a reduction from 134 in 2001.

Ibberton is the modern day name of the community; in the Domesday Book it was recorded as Abristentona, and later as Ebrictinton and Edbrichton. Variants of the name are probably from Eadbeorht the Saxon when he and his people set up homes on the hillside of the face of the Dorset Downs.

Ibberton is well known for the surrounding picturesque scenery; the hilltops immediately to the south command fine views over much of northern Dorset.

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