History of our Village - Mentioned in the Domesday Book read more here and about the Ilchester Estates connection.
In 1906 Sir Frederick Treves born in Dorchester wrote that it was "the most charming village in these Western backwoods". We'd like to think it still is the most charming village - peaceful and tranquil but we'll forget the backwoods! Enjoy a stroll through our pretty village with an abundance of thatched cottages and attractive houses and you'll feel you've stepped back in time.
Take a look at our Events Page to see what's happening in the village. You don't have to be a resident to come along!
If you've got a family birthday, children's party or celebration coming up this summer ask about hiring our village hall - its a great venue for weddings as well as you can have a marquee on the green and we have a great kitchen with fantastic facilities for catering.
The village has regular Boules every Tuesday starting May 7th at 4 pm by the tennis courts - weather permitting. All welcome to join in the fun.
If you love tennis join our Tennis Club - you don't have to live in the village to be a member - more here. Fantastic value at just £30 p.a. for a family and £15 p.a. individual
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THERE IS A VACANCY FOR A COUNCILLOR - IF YOU ARE INTERESTED AND LIVE WITHIN 3 MILES OF THE VILLAGE PLEASE CONTACT US AT THE ABOVE EMAIL ADDRESS AND THE CHAIRMAN WILL GET IN TOUCH
Read about the Thomas Hardy connection
The Parish Council would like to thank Dorset POPP for their assistance in the purchase of the village defibrillator.
The Village Hall Coffe Mornings - take place on the first Thursday of every month with homemade cakes, tea and coffee at a nominal cost with money going to the village hall restoration fund.
The annual MOGSS Show will be in August as usual so look out for more details and start planning your entries ( you need to be a member to enter)