Poole dorset dating

The trade was a three-cornered route; ships sailed to Newfoundland with salt and provisions, then carried dried and salted fish to Europe before returning to Poole with wine, olive oil, and salt.

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Together with Bournemouth and Christchurch, the town forms the South East Dorset conurbation with a total population of over 465,000.

Human settlement in the area dates back to before the Iron Age.

The local council is Borough of Poole and was made a unitary authority in 1997, gaining administrative independence from Dorset County Council.

The borough had a population of 147,645 at the 2011 census, making it the second largest in Dorset.

The area around modern Poole has been inhabited for the past 2,500 years.

During the 3rd century BC, Celts known as the Durotriges moved from hilltop settlements at Maiden Castle and Badbury Rings to heathland around the River Frome and Poole Harbour.

Poole experienced two large-scale Viking invasions during this era: in 876, Guthrum sailed his fleet through the harbour to attack Wareham, and in 1015, Canute began his conquest of England in Poole Harbour, using it as a base to raid and pillage Wessex.

Consequently, Poole gained a small measure of freedom from feudal rule and acquired the right to appoint a mayor and hold a court within town.

is a large coastal town and seaport in the county of Dorset, on the south coast of England.

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