Place:Shapwick, Dorset, England

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NameShapwick
Alt namesScapewicsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 95
TypeVillage
Coordinates50.8°N 2.083°W
Located inDorset, England
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Shapwick is a village and civil parish in east Dorset, England, situated on the River Stour five miles south east of Blandford Forum and eight miles north of Poole. The village has a population of 190.

Within the parish, about a mile to the northeast of the village, is the Iron Age hillfort of Badbury Rings.

In Roman times there was a Roman Fort at Crab Farm, between Shapwick and Badbury Rings. Just to the west of the fort was a small Romano-British town, believed to be that listed in the Antonine Itinerary as Vindocladia.

In 1983 Shapwick was used as one of the two real life locations for the Doctor Who story The Awakening. The other village used was Martin in Hampshire.

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