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Purbeck,

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.
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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.
For men the smallest gap is in Purbeck on the Dorset coast at 3.
Wytch Farm is an oil field and processing facility in the Purbeck district of Dorset, England.
There's a luxurious tree house in Dorset that shows off the wonder of wood, and an aweinspiring cantilevered concrete home on the Isle of Purbeck, with floor-to-ceiling glazing.
Integrating and collaborating health, housing and social care is a key strategic priority for dorset county council, purbeck district council and our nhs commissioners and providers.
So begins Enid Blyton's first Famous Five adventure, Five On A Treasure Island, which was published 75 years ago this September and is set in Blyton's adopted home, Dorset's Isle of Purbeck.
TO MARK 75 YEARS SINCE THE FIRST FAMOUS FIVE BOOK WAS PUBLISHED, KATE WHITING TAKES HER FAMILY TO ENID BLYTON'S BELOVED ISLE OF PURBECK, AND FINDS IT UNCHANGED FROM THE AUTHOR'S DESCRIPTIONS 'MOTHER, have you heard about our summer holidays yet?
The Bankes Arms, Studland This pub has views of the sea and Isle of Wight, and is home to the Isle of Purbeck Brewery.
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.
Female life expectancy at birth was highest in Purbeck, Dorset, at 86.