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district (1991 pop. 42,600), Dorset, England. Purbeck is filled with the clays of the Hampshire Basin, and is therefore largely infertile. Some minor farming occurs on the chalk plateaus and ridges in the northern and southern extremities of the district. Purbeck is drained by the Trent and Frome rivers. Wareham and Swanage are the main towns of the area. Marble quarrying, oil-field work, and nuclear power plant operation comprise Purbeck's economic activities. The region was once thought to be infested with smugglers, who could easily hide in its forests and on its ridges. Poole Harbour attracts many boaters, while the district's varied strata appeals to geologists. Purbeck gets its name from the ancient Isle of Purbeck.
References in classic literature ?
If one wanted to show a foreigner England, perhaps the wisest course would be to take him to the final section of the Purbeck Hills, and stand him on their summit, a few miles to the east of Corfe.
They were looking across the Isle of Purbeck and on to Swanage, soon to be the most important town of all, and ugliest of the three.
There were huge variations across the country, with first-time buyers making up nearly two thirds (62%) of purchases in Pendle in Lancashire compared with just 20% of purchases in Purbeck in the South West.
The next areas to be part of the cull may include Cornwall's Lizard peninsula and the Isle of Purbeck, a peninsula in Dorset.
Renewable electricity supplier and generator Good Energy has received the go-ahead from Purbeck District Council to develop a 5.
Earlier this year Slough Borough Council, Southampton City Council, New Forest District Council, Purbeck District Council, Reading Borough Council and Test Valley Borough Council had all started searching for a new banking partner.
The Bankes Arms Country Inn Manor Road, Studland, Dorset This beautiful 200-year-old old Purbeck stone building marks the start of the Jurassic Coast and is just steps from long sandy beaches and marvellous clifftop walks.
Female life expectancy at birth was highest in Purbeck, Dorset, at 86.
Excursion to the Isle of Purbeck with visits to Wareham and Swanage ?
Price includes Return coach travel four nights' dinner, bed and English breakfast in the three-star Suncliff f Hotel, Bournemouth Excursion to the Isle of Purbeck with visits to Wareham and Swanage Entertainment most evenings The services of a Tour Manager 5 days from PS299.
8 Men East Dorset Kensington & Chelsea Richmond upon Thames Hart Purbeck (Dorset) Epsom & Ewell South Cambridgeshire North Dorset Harrow Chiltern (Bucks) 86.
Historic Corfe Castle, the Isle of Purbeck and Studland's sandy bay are also all within easy reach.