Place:Chettle, Dorset, England

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NameChettle
Alt namesCeotelsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 93
TypeVillage
Coordinates50.917°N 2.05°W
Located inDorset, England
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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, north-east of the town of Blandford Forum. 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. The village has a population of 80 (2001).

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. Two rounded ends were added to the house in 1912.[1] Part of the house is open to the public.

A book about the village, "Enduring Village", was published in August, 2008.

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