Catherston Leweston

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Catherston Leweston
Catherston Leweston, manor and church from A35 bridge - - 502854.jpg
Catherston Leweston viewed from the south
Catherston Leweston is located in Dorset
Catherston Leweston
Catherston Leweston
Catherston Leweston shown within Dorset
Population 30 [1]
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BRIDPORT
Postcode district DT6
Dialling code 01297
Police Dorset
Fire Dorset and Wiltshire
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament
List of places
50°44′46″N 2°53′41″W / 50.746°N 2.8947°W / 50.746; -2.8947Coordinates: 50°44′46″N 2°53′41″W / 50.746°N 2.8947°W / 50.746; -2.8947

Catherston Leweston is a small village and civil parish in the county of Dorset in southwest England. It lies in the West Dorset administrative district, approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) northeast of Lyme Regis. Dorset County Council estimate that in 2013 the population of the parish was 30.[1]

The village's Tudor-style manor house was built in 1887 and the Blue Lias-built church dates from 1858.[2] Part of an earlier medieval manor house belonging to the Wadham family of Catherston, a cadet branch of the family that founded Wadham College, Oxford, remains beside the later house.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b "Parish Population Data". Dorset County Council. 20 January 2015. Retrieved 27 February 2015. 
  2. ^ Roland Gant (1980). Dorset Villages. Robert Hale Ltd. pp. 118–9. ISBN 0 7091 8135 3. 

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