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Dorset (England)


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    • us: Dorsetshire (England)
    • us: County of Dorset (England)
    • us: Dorseteschyre (England)
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    • found: BL hdg. (Dorset (England))
    • found: Its County of Dorset. The account of Robert Lambert and John Tregonwell King, gentlemen, treasurers of the county stock, from Michaelmas 1794, to Michaelmas 1795; published pursuant to an order made ... on Tuesday the 12th day of January, ... 1796, 1796.
    • found: GEOnet, Nov. 3, 2000 (Dorsetshire--ADM1, 50°45ʹN 02°25ʹW, short form: Dorset)
    • found: Foreign names information bulletin, July 31, 2001 (former name: Dorsetshire [Dorset=short form]--ADM1, 50°45ʹN 02°25ʹW; new name: Dorset [short form], County of--ADM1, 50°45ʹN 02°20ʹW (UKD6))
    • found: Wikipedia, November 17, 2016 (Dorset (or archaically, Dorsetshire) is a county in South West England on the English Channel coast; it is first mentioned in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle in AD 845 and in the 10th century the county's archaic name, "Dorseteschyre" (Dorsetshire), was first recorded; 50°50ʹN 2°20ʹW)
    • found: Britannica online, November 17, 2016 (Dorset, administrative, geographic, and historic county of southwestern England. It is bordered by the English Channel (south) and the counties of Devon (west), Hampshire (east), and Somerset and Wiltshire (both north). The historic town of Dorchester, in the south, is the county seat. The administrative, geographic, and historic counties cover somewhat different areas. The administrative county comprises six districts: the borough of Christchurch, East Dorset, North Dorset, Purbeck, West Dorset, and the borough of Weymouth and Portland. The geographic county encompasses those districts as well as the unitary authorities of Bournemouth and Poole. The historic county excludes Bournemouth, Christchurch, and part of East Dorset, which instead belong to the historic county of Hampshire. Along its western border the administrative county has gained small areas of the historic counties of Devon and Somerset through boundary adjustments, while a small section of the historic county of Dorset lies in the administrative county of Somerset)
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    • [Includes old catalog entries: Dorset; Dorset, Eng.]
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    • 1981-04-04: new
    • 2016-11-22: revised
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