Chettle parish church
Chettle shown within Dorset
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Post town||BLANDFORD FORUM|
|EU Parliament||South West England|
|UK Parliament||North Dorset|
Chettle is a small village and civil parish in the county of Dorset in southern England. It lies within the North Dorset administrative district, 6 miles (9.7 km) north-east of the town of Blandford Forum. It is sited at the head of a gently-sloping valley on the dip slope of the chalk formation called Cranborne Chase. The A354 trunk road crosses the valley about 1 km to the south. The village has a population of 80 (2001).
Chettle House, the village manor, is a red brick Baroque mansion designed by Thomas Archer, a pupil of Vanbrugh, and built by the Bastard brothers of Blandford Forum during the reign of Queen Anne. Two rounded ends were added to the house in 1912. Part of the house is open to the public.
A book about the village, "Enduring Village", was published in August, 2008.
- Chettle village website
- Census data
- Gant, R., Dorset Villages, Hale, 1980, p40
- Chettle House
- Article about village
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