Ridge, Dorset


Ridge, Dorset

infobox UK place
country = England
official_name= Ridge
latitude= 50.678
longitude= -2.095
map_type=Dorset
civil_parish=Arne
shire_district= Purbeck
shire_county= Dorset
region= South West England
constituency_westminster=South Dorset
os_grid_reference= SY932865

Ridge is a village in the English county of Dorset. It is situated on the south bank of the River Frome, about half a mile due south east of the town of Wareham.

Ridge forms part of the civil parish of Arne, within the Purbeck local government district.

A wharf on the River Frome at Ridge was once a major transhipment point for Purbeck Ball Clay. The clay was brought to the wharf by the Furzebrook Railway, and transferred to barges for the voyage to Poole Harbour. The railway is now abandoned, and the wharf has become a marina.



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