Local Interest

Sketch Map of the Parish
Sketch map of the Parish

The area is steeped in history with much to see from prehistoric tumulii to the victorian attempt to build a model farm on the lines of the factory communities established by Cadbury and Salt in the midlands.

Clouds Hill
Clouds Hill

Tucked away in the northwest corner of the “Isle of Purbeck” the Parish of Affpuddle and Turnerspuddle lis in classic Thomas Hardy country and contains Clouds Hill, the last home of Lawrence of Arabia. On the western edge is the Tolpuddle Martyrs Museum and to the south are the seaside and maritime delights of the Heritage Coast, Poole and Weymouth as well as the national attractions of Monkey World and the Tank Museum at Bovington.

bailing in the Briantspuddle watermeadow
Hay bailing in the water meadows north of the river

All around is the local countryside of farmland, forest and heath much treasured for its peace and quiet as well as providing habitat for rare wildlife. The Parish represents a little bit of old England with the majority of the community living in Briantspuddle and within a conservation area centered upon the ancient villages of Affpuddle and Turnerspuddle – places for reflection within easy reach of excitement.