Marshwood is a village and civil parish in the west of Dorset, England, situated on the northern edge of the Marshwood Vale north of Lyme Regis. Dorset County Council estimate that the parish had a population of 310 in 2012. Figures published from the 2011 UK census are for Marshwood parish combined with the small neighbouring parish of Bettiscombe: the combined population was 346.
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One of the many maps available on the website A Vision of Britain through Time is one from the Ordnance Survey Series of 1900 illustrating the parish boundaries of Dorset at the turn of the 20th century. This map blows up to show all the parishes and many of the small villages and hamlets. The internal boundaries on this map are the rural districts which are indicated in the "See Also" box for the place concerned (unless it is an urban parish).
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