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!


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!

The Village Hall has a coffee morning on the first Thursday of every month from 9.30 am till 12 noon. Nominal charge for coffee and homemade cakes. Funds for the village hall restoration 

Boules every Tuesday at 4 pm by the tennis courts - weather permitting. All welcome 

Plant Swap April 20th at the village hall. 10 till 12 noon. Bring, buy, barter!! Refreshments. More details here




This website is a communication tool for the village as well as meeting legal transparency requirements. We hope you find the content of interest, whether you are a visitor or resident. If you would like to send details for publication (subject to approval) on the site please email info@melburyosmond.co.uk

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.