Regis in the 1732 Survey of Dorsetshire containing the Anticluities
& Natural History of that County by John Coker
our Entry in this 1732 Survey below...
Regis, a little Markett Towne, where for a verie longe time the
famous and remarkable Familie de Turbida Villa, vulgarlie Turbervile,
had their chiefe Habitation ; whence iffued Knights of efpeciall
Note, whofe Pofteritie remained even untill this Daye.
Beere, Woodbery Hill mounteh itfelfe aloft, fortified at the toppe
with double Ditches ; which a Man maye with goode Probabilitie
gueffe to have beene a Summer Station of the Romans. Nowe its
generallie knowne, by reafon of a great Faire kept on it once
in the Yeare, about the feventh of September. From the toppe of
this Hill you have a large Profpeft, and not much belowe it, the
River which runneth through Beere falleth into Peddell, which
thence holdeth on its Courfe through a barren heathie Plaine unto
Warham, where, as I have allreadie noted, it iflueth into the
Sea, whofe Shoar form this boundeth in the large and fafe Harbour
of Poole, which taketh name from the quiet Stillneffe of the Sea,
refem- bleing a ftanding Water, and emparteth it, foe that it
clofeth with the Continent onlie on the North Side, where it admitteth
Entrance onlie by one Gate.
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