Bishop's Caundle shown within Dorset
|OS grid reference|
|– London||129 miles (208 km)|
|Civil parish||Bishop's Caundle|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||South West England|
|UK Parliament||West Dorset|
Bishop's Caundle is a small village and civil parish in the West Dorset district of Dorset in South West England; situated 6 miles (9.7 km) south-east of Sherborne. The local travel links are located 4 miles (6.4 km) from the village to Sherborne railway station and 28 miles (45 km) to Bournemouth International Airport. The main road running through the village is the A3030, connecting Bishop's Caundle to Sherborne. Dorset County Council's 2012 mid-year estimate of the population of the civil parish is 390.
Older documents sometimes refer to the village as Caundle Bishop.
According to Douglas Adams' humorous 1983 dictionary "The Meaning of Liff", a Bishop's Caundle is "An opening gambit before a game of chess whereby the missing pieces are replaced by small ornaments from the mantelpiece."
- "Parish Population Data". Dorset County Council. 10 March 2014. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
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