Place:Shipton Gorge, Dorset, England


NameShipton Gorge
Alt namesSepetonasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 95
Sepetonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 95
Coordinates50.717°N 2.717°W
Located inDorset, England
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Shipton Gorge is a village and civil parish in southwest Dorset, England, east of Bridport. The village has a population of 319, 11% of dwellings are second homes.

There is no actual gorge at Shipton Gorge; the village is named after the de Gorges family who owned the land many hundreds of years ago.

The terrain surrounding the village is hilly. Northeast of the village is Shipton Hill, which offers good views of the surrounding countryside from its summit. On the hill is evidence of a prehistoric settlement.

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