A small parliamentary borough, and the capital of Dorsetshire, in a pretty part of the South Downs, at the termination of the South Western railway, 141 miles from London.
An ancient town, the seat of a considerable glove trade. Population, 7,957. It has a fine Gothic church, and a large market house, well calculated for its large market, which occurs on Fridays. In the vicinity is Brympton House the old seat of the Fane family.
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Nothing can be more striking and picturesque than the situation of this delightful watering-place.
This town, containing a population of 3,496, is situated near a high bill called the Tor, on which is a tower that serves for a sea mark.