Place:Shipton Gorge, Dorset, England


NameShipton Gorge
Alt namesSepetonasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 95
Sepetonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 95
Shipton-Georgesource: Family History Library Catalog
Shipton Georgesource: A Vision of Britain through Time
TypeVillage, Parish
Coordinates50.717°N 2.717°W
Located inDorset, England
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Shipton Gorge is a village and civil parish in southwest Dorset, England, east of Bridport. Dorset County Council's 2012 mid-year estimate of the population of Shipton Gorge parish is 370.[1] In the 2011 national census, results have been published for the parish of Shipton Gorge combined with the small neighbouring parish of Chilcombe to the east; the population of these areas was 381.

In 1086 in the Domesday Book Shipton Gorge was recorded as Sepetone. The village is named after the de Gorges family who owned the land hundreds of years ago. The parish church of St Martin—which used to be a chapel of Burton Bradstock—was rebuilt in 1862, except for its west tower which dates from around 1400.

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.

GENUKI also states that the name of the parish is Shipton Gorge.

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