Frome Vauchurch

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Frome Vauchurch
Frome Vauchurch, parish church of St. Francis of Assisi - - 445156.jpg
Parish church of St Francis of Assisi
Frome Vauchurch is located in Dorset
Frome Vauchurch
Frome Vauchurch
Frome Vauchurch shown within Dorset
Population160 [1]
OS grid referenceSY599972
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
FireDorset and Wiltshire
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
List of places
50°46′24″N 2°34′12″W / 50.7734°N 2.5701°W / 50.7734; -2.5701Coordinates: 50°46′24″N 2°34′12″W / 50.7734°N 2.5701°W / 50.7734; -2.5701

Frome Vauchurch is a parish in the county of Dorset in southern England, situated in the West Dorset administrative district approximately 7 miles (11 km) northwest of the county town Dorchester. It includes the hamlets of Frome Vauchurch and Tollerford and is sited in the Frome valley amongst the chalk hills of the Dorset Downs. The parish is adjacent to the village of Maiden Newton, with which the parish's hamlets are virtually contiguous. Dorset County Council's latest (2013) estimate of the parish population is 160.[1]

Frome Vauchurch was the home of Sylvia Townsend Warner[2] and Valentine Ackland.


  1. ^ a b "Parish Population Data". Dorset County Council. 20 January 2015. Retrieved 28 February 2015.
  2. ^ Roland Gant (1980). Dorset Villages. Robert Hale Ltd. p. 141. ISBN 0 7091 8135 3.

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