Place:Netherbury, Dorset, England

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NameNetherbury
Alt namesNiderberiesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 95
TypeVillage
Coordinates50.783°N 2.75°W
Located inDorset, England
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Netherbury is a village and civil parish in the English county of Dorset. It lies within the West Dorset administrative district and is sited by the small River Brit, south of Beaminster and north of Bridport. The A3066 road connecting those towns lies 0.5 miles to the east. the population of the village was 1,276.

In addition to domestic buildings, Netherbury comprises a church, a village hall, and a play park. The church possesses a Norman font, a 15th-century altar tomb and a 16th-century pulpit. On the hills surrounding the village are examples of strip lynchets.[1]

The valley of the River Brit used to contain several mills which processed the flax for use in the rope-making industry at Bridport. In Netherbury the river is crossed by a 17th-century bridge which has three arches which are all dissimilar; the large round eastern arch is constructed for the millrace.

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