All Saints Church, Chalbury
Chalbury shown within Dorset
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Chalbury is a village in the English county of Dorset. It lies within the East Dorset administrative district of the county, four miles north of Wimborne Minster and four miles west of Verwood. The village is sited on Chalbury Hill, the view from which has been described as "one of the most fascinating in the county". The Dorset broadcaster Ralph Wightman wrote of the hill and its view:
- "Here there is a hill which is only three hundred feet high but which manages to give a wonderful view over woodland, heath, fertile chalk and the distant Isle of Wight. This feeling of immense space seen from relatively small hills is a blessed peculiarity of Dorset."
The village has a population of 140 (2001).
In a 2004 adaptation of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, Petruchio is given the (fictitious) title of the Earl of Chalbury.
- Treves, Sir F., Highways and Byways in Dorset, Macmillan, 1905, p119
- Ralph Wightman, Portrait of Dorset, Hale, 1983, p. 58
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