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Hi Coming up: GODMANSTONE VILLAGE FETE on Saturday 22nd July 2017 at 2.30pm. For more information, and to download the poster/flyer, please click here.


Godmanstone is a small village in West Dorset, lying to the south of Cerne Abbas, and 5 miles north of the county town of Dorchester, situated on the A352. The village is approximately 1 mile north of Forston, and 1/2 mile south of Nether Cerne, lying in the beautiful Cerne Valley. Godmanstone comprises about 60 homes, with a population of approximately 140.

The river Cerne runs along the east of the village, and beyond that is Cowden Hill. Crete Hill rises to the west, and beyond that is all that remains of the hamlet of Bushes Bottom. Most of the village is within a Conservation Area and with its adjacent hamlet of Nether Cerne lies in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are many footpath walks round the village over the rolling hills between Cerne Valley, the Piddle Valley and Sydling St Nicholas.

This website is primarily designed for residents of Godmanstone and visitors to the area. We hope you enjoy browsing the site, learning more about our village, and that you find the information helpful and informative. If you have any comments or questions about the site or the village, please do get in touch via the contact page.

Much of the historical information and several of the images provided on this website are sourced from the booklet “Godmanstone: A Dorset Village in Year 2000”. Acknowledgement is due to Robin Mills and the many villagers past and present who contributed to this publication.

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