Frome Vauchurch

Frome Vauchurch is a parish in the county of Dorset in southern England, situated 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
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
Location within Dorset
Population160 [1]
OS grid referenceSY599972
Unitary authority
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townDorchester
Postcode districtDT2
FireDorset and Wiltshire
AmbulanceSouth Western
UK Parliament
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 was the home of Sylvia Townsend Warner[2] and Valentine Ackland.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Parish Population Data". Dorset County Council. 20 January 2015. Retrieved 28 February 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Roland Gant (1980). Dorset Villages. Robert Hale Ltd. p. 141. ISBN 0 7091 8135 3.
  3. ^ Thorpe, Vanessa (4 April 2021). "Gay, communist, female: why MI5 blacklisted the poet Valentine Ackland". The Observer. Retrieved 4 April 2021.

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