Place:Askerswell, Dorset, England


Alt namesOscherwillasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 93
Oscherwillesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 93
Coordinates50.717°N 2.667°W
Located inDorset, England
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Askerswell is a small village and civil parish in the county of Dorset in southwest England. It is sited on the small River Asker. It lies within the West Dorset administrative district, west of the county town Dorchester. To the northeast the parish includes the western slopes of Eggardon Hill, including part of the Iron Age hill fort close to its summit. In the 2011 census the civil parish had 86 dwellings, 71 households and a population of 154.[1]

In 1086 in the Domesday Book Askerswell was recorded as Oscherwille; it had 30 households, was in Eggardon Hundred and the lord and tenant-in-chief was Tavistock Abbey.

The local travel links are located from the village to Maiden Newton railway station and to Exeter International Airport. The main road running through the village is Hembury Road.

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