Bridport  Dorset


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Bridport like this:

Bridport, seaport town, mun. bor., and par., W. Dorset, 18 miles W. of Dorchester and 155 miles SW. of London by rail-- town and mun. bor., 654 ac., pop. 6795; par., 62 ac., pop. 3936; 2 Banks, 2 newspapers. Market-days, Wednesday and Saturday; has mfrs. of cordage, twine, fishing-nets, and sailcloth. The town is situated between the rivers Bride or Brit and Asker, which join about 1½ mile below the town, and form a safe and commodious harbour for vessels of about 250 tons. B. is now a sub-port of Weymouth. The bor. returned 1 member to Parliament until 1885.

Bridport through time

Bridport is now part of West Dorset district. Click here for graphs and data of how West Dorset has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Bridport itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Bridport in West Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 22nd May 2022

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