Place:Puddletown, Dorset, England

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NamePuddletown
Alt namesPiddletownsource: BHA, Authority file (2003-)
Piretonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 95
TypeVillage
Coordinates50.75°N 2.35°W
Located inDorset, England
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source: Family History Library Catalog


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Puddletown (formerly Piddletown) is a village and civil parish in Dorset, England, situated in the West Dorset administrative district about northeast of Dorchester. It is in the valley of the River Piddle, from which it derives its name. In 2013 the estimated population of the civil parish was 1,450.

Puddletown is called "Weatherbury" in Thomas Hardy's novel Far From the Madding Crowd.

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