A small port on the river Brit, noted from the earliest period for its hempen manufactures. Its staple productions are twine, fishing nets, and canvas, and much hemp for the purpose is grown.
Powerstock. – The old town of Beaminster may be visited from this station. Its church has a tower 100 feet high, most elaborately ornamented with sculptures of various kings, and others illustrative of the woollen trade, for which this town was famous.
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