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Chettle parish church
Chettle is located in Dorset
 Chettle shown within Dorset
Population 90 [1]
Civil parish Chettle
District North Dorset
Shire county Dorset
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district DT11
Dialling code 01258
Police Dorset
Fire Dorset
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament North Dorset
List of places

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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.[2] 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. In 2013 the estimated population of the civil parish was 90.[1]

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.[3][4] Pevsner considered it to be one of England's finest Baroque houses.[5] Two rounded ends were added to the house in 1912.[3] Part of the house is open to the public.

A book about the village, "Enduring Village", was published in August, 2008.[6]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Parish Population Data". Dorset County Council. 20 January 2015. Retrieved 20 January 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Chettle village website
  3. 3.0 3.1 Gant, R., Dorset Villages, Hale, 1980, p40
  4. Chettle House
  5. Jack O'Sullivan (8 August 1998). "Outdoors: The thrill of the Chase". Retrieved 8 July 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. Article about village

External links

Media related to Chettle at Wikimedia Commons