History of Weymouth and Portland
5th March 2019
Are you interested in finding out about the history of Weymouth or Portland? This history is really interesting and we've got you covered!
Did you know that Weymouth originated as a settlement on a constricted site to the south and west of Weymouth Harbour, an outlying part of Wyke Regis. The town developed from the mid 12th century onwards, but was not noted until the 13th century. By 1252 it was established as a seaport and become a chartered borough. Melcombe Regis developed separately on the peninsula to the north of the harbour; it was mentioned as a licensed wool port in 1310.
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