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The Blackmore Vale Inn

Picture by Joe Dunckley

Picture by Joe Dunckley

This Beautiful 17th century inn with beams and inglenooks at Marnhull, featured as ‘Rollivers’ in Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the D’Urbervilles.

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Dorset Snow

Picture by Marilyn Peddle

Picture by Marilyn Peddle

This was the scene yesterday at Hambledon Hill on the day that England experienced it’s worst snow fall since 1991.

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Christmas Shopping

Picture by Stuart Ruffell

Picture by Stuart Ruffell

Late night Christmas shopping to the sound of the pipes at Stalbridge, situated in the Blackmore Vale, near the border with Somerset it is the the smallest town in Dorset .

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St Nicholas Durweston

Picture by John Wesley Barker

Picture by John Wesley Barker

The church of St. Nicholas & St. Eligius at Durweston dates from the mid 15th century. The original Church was the parish church of Knighton and by all accounts was on the other side of the village in Water Lane.

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Picture by Hel

Picture by Hel

Caundle Marsh is a another little Dorset parish, little more than Manor Farm and the neighbouring parish church of St’s. Peter & Paul, built in 1857. It is situated in the Blackmore Vale, four miles south east of Sherborne.

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Picture by Marilyn Peddle

Picture by Marilyn Peddle

Hambledon Hill is a prehistoric hill fort  situated in the Blackmore Vale five miles north of Blandford Forum. In August 1645 this was the site of a confrontation between Oliver Cromwell and the Clubmen.

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St. Mary's Church, Iwerne Minster, Dorset by John Lamper

Iwerne Minster is a village in North Dorset, England, situated under Cranborne Chase in the Blackmore Vale just off the A350. The 60 ft 14th century tower is surmounted by an octagonal 15th century spire, one of only three ancient spires in Dorset.

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