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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]

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Chettle parish church
Chettle is located in Dorset
Location within Dorset
Population90 [1]
OS grid referenceST952134
Civil parish
  • Chettle
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtDT11
Dialling code01258
FireDorset and Wiltshire
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
50°55′13″N 2°04′09″W / 50.9203°N 2.0692°W / 50.9203; -2.0692Coordinates: 50°55′13″N 2°04′09″W / 50.9203°N 2.0692°W / 50.9203; -2.0692

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. ^ a b "Parish Population Data". Dorset County Council. 20 January 2015. Retrieved 20 January 2015.
  2. ^ Chettle village website Archived October 1, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ a b 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.
  6. ^ Article about village

External linksEdit

  Media related to Chettle at Wikimedia Commons