Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Bridport, in Dorset, 16 miles from Dorchester, and two miles from the English Channel, at the junction of the Asker and the Brit. The harbour, at some distance from the town, will admit ships of 250 tons burden, and there is some foreign and coasting trade. The town consists mainly of two streets at right angles to each other, and it has a town hall and an interesting church. Before the Conquest Bridport was of much importance, and possessed its own silver mint; but now almost its only industry is rope and cordage making.