Place:Sutton Poyntz, Dorset, England

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NameSutton Poyntz
Alt namesSutonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 96
Sutton-Poyntzsource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeFormer administrative division
Coordinates50.65°N 2.417°W
Located inDorset, England
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source: Family History Library Catalog
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Sutton Poyntz Liberty was a liberty in the county of Dorset, England, containing the following parishes:

Sutton Poyntz is also a small and ill-defined village which forms a northern extension to the larger village of Preston. It lies in a small enclosed valley beneath the Osmington White Horse, a local landmark.

Liberties were areas of widely variable extent which were independent of the usual system of hundreds and boroughs for a number of different reasons, usually to do with peculiarities of tenure. Because of their tenurial rather than geographical origin, the areas covered by liberties could either be widely scattered across a county or limited to an area smaller than a single parish. (Source:Wikipedia)

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