Dorchester

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Dor·ches·ter

 (dôr′chəs-tər, -chĕs-)
A town of southern England west of Bournemouth. Traces of walls from an ancient Roman settlement are still visible in the town.

Dorchester

(ˈdɔːtʃɪstə)
n
(Placename) a town in S England, administrative centre of Dorset: associated with Thomas Hardy, esp as the Casterbridge of his novels. Pop: 16 171 (2001). Latin name: Durnovaria

Dor•ches•ter

(ˈdɔrˌtʃɛs tər, -tʃə stər)

n.
a town in S Dorsetshire, in S England, on the Frome River: named Casterbridge in Thomas Hardy's novels. 14,049.
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Excavations at County Hall Dorchester, Dorset, 1988 in the north-west quarter of Durnovaria.