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Abbotsbury is a village and civil parish in the English county of Dorset. It is in the West Dorset district and is situated about 1mi inland from the English Channel coast. In the 2011 census the civil parish had a population of 481.The coastline within Abbotsbury parish includes a section of Chesil Beach, an 18 mile (29 km) barrier beach which is part of the Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site.Abbotsbury is known for its swannery, subtropical gardens and surviving abbey buildings, including St Catherine's Chapel, a 14th-century pilgrimage chapel that stands on a hill between the village and the coast.Much of Abbotsbury, including Chesil Beach, the swannery and subtropical gardens, is owned by the Ilchester Estate, which owns 15000acre of land in Dorset.DescriptionThe village of Abbotsbury comprises a long street of stone houses, many of which are thatched, with some dating from the 16th century. The street broadens at one point into an old market square. Parts of the street have a raised pavement. The village is surrounded by hills on all sides, except to the east; in 1905 Sir Frederick Treves described Abbotsbury as being "very pleasantly situated among the downs". Dorset-born broadcaster and writer Ralph Wightman described the village as "possibly the most interesting in Dorset".
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