Melcombe Regis


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Melcombe Regis,

England: see Weymouth and Melcombe RegisWeymouth and Melcombe Regis
, town (1991 pop. 38,384), Dorset, SW England, on Weymouth Bay. It is a port and a resort town with wide beaches. The port was active in the wool trade in the Middle Ages.
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The choice is admirably broad, with politics, warfare, commerce, industry, arts, sciences, religion and even disease (Melcombe Regis gets an entry because the Black Death arrived there) being represented.
The present town of Weymouth, which originally consisted of Weymouth and Melcombe Regis, was granted its first charter in 1252.