Purse Caundle is a village and civil parish in the county of Dorset in southwest England. It lies within the West Dorset administrative district, about east of Sherborne. the population of the parish is 107.
Purse Caundle is based around the large fifteenth-century manor house, which was built under the instruction of Richard Long, who bought 575 acres of land here in 1428.
The village church provides the final resting place for the seventeenth-century physician Nathaniel Highmore, whose father was rector here.