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Allington and Allington Hill from the south
Allington is located in Dorset
Population 766 
OS grid reference SY459933
• London 123 mi (198 km) WSW
Civil parish
  • Allington
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Bridport
Postcode district DT6
Police Dorset
Fire Dorset
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
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50°44′12″N 2°45′53″W / 50.7366°N 2.7646°W / 50.7366; -2.7646

Allington is a village and civil parish in Dorset, England, 1 mile (1.6 km) north-west from the town of Bridport, with which it is physically contiguous; much of Allington lies within Bridport parish. In the 2011 census Allington civil parish had 371 dwellings, 339 households and a population of 766.

Allington Hill rises to 89 metres (292 ft) above the village; it is managed by the Woodland Trust. The hill is characteristic of the Upper Greensand hills and ridges found in the Marshwood and Powerstock Vales National Character Area.

In 1086 in the Domesday Book Allington was recorded as Adelingtone; it had 21 households, 3 ploughlands, 10 acres (4.0 ha) of meadow and one mill. It was in Goderthorn Hundred and the lord and tenant-in-chief was Turstin son of Rolf.

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St Swithun's Church

The parish church at North Allington, dedicated to St Swithun, was designed by Charles Wallis of Dorchester and built in 1826–27, and is a Grade II* listed building. It is in classical style, and is unusual for the survival of a high proportion of the original internal fittings, including the pews, gallery, a pulpit (of two originally present) and glazing.

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