Chettle parish church
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|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Post town||BLANDFORD FORUM|
|Fire||Dorset and Wiltshire|
|EU Parliament||South West England|
Chettle is a small village and civil parish in the county of Dorset in southern England. It lies within the North Dorset administrative district, 6 miles (9.7 km) north-east of the town of Blandford Forum. It is sited at the head of a gently-sloping valley on the dip slope of the chalk formation called Cranborne Chase. The A354 trunk road crosses the valley about 1 km to the south. In 2013 the estimated population of the civil parish was 90.
Chettle House, the village manor, is a red brick Baroque mansion designed by Thomas Archer, a pupil of Vanbrugh, and built by the Bastard brothers of Blandford Forum during the reign of Queen Anne. Pevsner considered it to be one of England's finest Baroque houses. Two rounded ends were added to the house in 1912. Part of the house is open to the public.
A book about the village, "Enduring Village", was published in August, 2008.
- "Parish Population Data". Dorset County Council. 20 January 2015. Retrieved 20 January 2015.
- Chettle village website Archived October 1, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
- Gant, R., Dorset Villages, Hale, 1980, p40
- Chettle House
- Jack O'Sullivan (8 August 1998). "Outdoors: The thrill of the Chase". independent.co.uk. Retrieved 8 July 2014.
- Article about village
Media related to Chettle at Wikimedia Commons
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