Bishop's Caundle

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Bishop's Caundle
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Bishop's Caundle
Bishop's Caundle is located in Dorset
Bishop's Caundle
Bishop's Caundle
 Bishop's Caundle shown within Dorset
Population 390 [1]
OS grid reference ST693129
   – London  129 miles (208 km) 
Civil parish Bishop's Caundle
District West Dorset
Shire county Dorset
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Sherborne
Postcode district DT9
Dialling code 01963
Police Dorset
Fire Dorset
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament West Dorset
List of places

Coordinates: 50°54′56″N 2°26′13″W / 50.91554°N 2.43697°W / 50.91554; -2.43697

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.[1]

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."


  1. ^ a b "Parish Population Data". Dorset County Council. 10 March 2014. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 

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