Walditch

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Walditch
Hyde House "Real Tennis" Court - geograph.org.uk - 422726.jpg
The real tennis court at Hyde House, Walditch
Walditch is located in Dorset
Walditch
Walditch
 Walditch shown within Dorset
OS grid reference SY485925
District West Dorset
Shire county Dorset
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Bridport
Postcode district DT6
Dialling code 01308
Police Dorset
Fire Dorset
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
List of places
UK
England
Dorset

Coordinates: 50°43′53″N 2°44′03″W / 50.7314°N 2.7341°W / 50.7314; -2.7341

Walditch is a small village in the English county of Dorset, situated in the civil parish of Bothenhampton in the West Dorset administrative district, about 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) to the east of the town of Bridport. The name Walditch is derived from an older term Waldyke, which alludes to the village's location: Walditch is located in the valley of a curved hill that encompasses the village; the hill has a dry stone wall still partially in place, which continues over towards Bothenhampton.

Walditch has a real tennis court, on the site of which Henry VII of England played during his visits to the area.

Walditch is composed of Old Walditch (the original Walditch) and lower Walditch, a housing estate built around 1998.

The village no longer has a stated member of clergy; the last person to fill this role being the Rev. Maureen Alchin, who was a local figure.

Walditch formerly lay within the Hundred of Godderthorne.

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Media related to Walditch at Wikimedia Commons