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St Peter's Church, Chetnole - - 234705.jpg
Parish church of St Peter
Chetnole is located in Dorset
 Chetnole shown within Dorset
Population 330 [1]
OS grid reference ST602080
District West Dorset
Shire county Dorset
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police Dorset
Fire Dorset
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
List of places

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Chetnole is a village and civil parish in the county of Dorset in southern England. It lies within the West Dorset administrative district, approximately 6 miles (9.7 km) southsouthwest of Sherborne and 5.5 miles (8.9 km) southeast of Yeovil in Somerset. It is sited on Oxford clay[2] by the small Wriggle River at the western end of the Blackmore Vale. There are around 128 houses in the village. It has a railway station on the Heart of Wessex Line operated by First Great Western trains. Dorset County Council estimate that in 2013 the population of the parish was 330.[1] In the 2011 census the population of Chetnole parish combined with the small parish of Stockwood to the west was 344.[3]

Chetnole was not recorded in the Domesday Book in 1086.[4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Parish Population Data". Dorset County Council. 20 January 2015. Retrieved 28 February 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Wightman, R., Portrait of Dorset, Hale, 1983, p17
  3. "Area: Chetnole (Parish). Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 21 January 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Darby, H. C.; Versey, G. R. (2008) [1975]. The Domesday Gazetteer. Cambridge University Press. p. 118. ISBN 978-0-521-20666-2.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

External links

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