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Bradpole
Bradpole
is a village and civil parish in south west Dorset, England, in the Brit valley, 1 mile (1.6 km) outside Bridport. In the 2011 census the population of the parish was 2,339.[1] In 1651 Charles II passed through Bradpole
Bradpole
in his efforts to evade capture after he failed to sail to France from Charmouth
Charmouth
following his defeat at the Battle of Worcester. An inscribed stone in the south of the parish, where Lee Lane meets the A35 trunk road between Bridport and Dorchester, marks the place where he took a turning off the main road to escape from his pursuers.[2] Bradpole
Bradpole
is the birthplace of industrialist and Liberal Party politician William Edward Forster
William Edward Forster
(1818 - 1886),[3] who was instrumental in bringing through the 1870 Elementary Education Act. He is commemorated by the village Memorial Hall.[4] The parish church was built in 1845, following two previous buildings on the same site. Its communion cup dates from the 16th century.[4] References[edit]

^ a b "Neighbourhood Statistics. Area: Bradpole
Bradpole
(Parish). Fey Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 11 January 2014.  ^ West Dorset
Dorset
District Council (1982). West Dorset. West Dorset District Council. p. 5.  ^ Sir Frederick Treves (1905). Highways and Byways in Dorset
Dorset
(1 ed.). Macmillan & Co. p. 260.  ^ a b Reginald J W Hammond (1979). Dorset
Dorset
Coast. Ward Lock Ltd. p. 39. ISBN 0 7063 5494 X. 

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