Woodyates is a small hamlet, sometimes considered a village, in the county of Dorset, England, near its border with Wiltshire, in the west of England. It was a parish in its own right until 1933 when it was absorbed into the neighbouring parish of Pentridge. Woodyates is often described as either West Woodyates or East Woodyates.
The topographer James Bell described it thus in 1835 -
(Source: James Bell, A new and comprehensive gazetteer of England and Wales (1835), p. 389)