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Royal Oak at Drimpton - geograph.org.uk - 745032.jpg
The Royal Oak public house at Drimpton
Drimpton is located in Dorset
Drimpton shown within Dorset
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50°50′30″N 2°49′39″W / 50.8418°N 2.8275°W / 50.8418; -2.8275Coordinates: 50°50′30″N 2°49′39″W / 50.8418°N 2.8275°W / 50.8418; -2.8275

Drimpton is a village in the English county of Dorset, situated in the West Dorset administrative district approximately 5 miles (8.0 km) northwest of Beaminster and 3.5 miles (5.6 km) southwest of Crewkerne in Somerset. It lies within the civil parish of Broadwindsor.

Drimpton is sited on a small tributary of the River Axe which was unnamed until 2005 when, after a vote by villagers, it was officially named the "Little Axe". Neighbouring settlements include Clapton, Seaborough, Blackdown, Kittwhistle, Broadwindsor, Burstock, Greenham and Netherhay, the latter two being small hamlets virtually contiguous with Drimpton. At Greenham there was once a flax mill, part of which still survives as a factory making pet products. The village has two places of worship: the Anglican parish church of St Mary's and the Netherhay Methodist Chapel. Three books, chronicling life in the area, have recently been compiled; the project was called 'Village Voices'.

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