Parish church of the Holy Trinity, Godmanstone
Godmanstone shown within Dorset
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Godmanstone is a village and civil parish in the county of Dorset in southern England. It is sited by the River Cerne amongst the chalk hills of the Dorset Downs and lies within the West Dorset administrative district, about 4 miles (6.4 km) north of the county town Dorchester. In the 2001 Census the village had a population of 144 in about 60 homes.
The historic thatched Smith's Arms pub (closed many years ago) was one of several that claimed to be the smallest pub in Britain. It is said that the original licence was granted by King Charles II, when he requested that the village smith serve him a glass of porter. The smith refused as he had no licence, so Charles granted him one on the spot and was served his drink.
The parish church is partly Norman, chiefly perpendicular, with a tower; and was recently repaired.
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