View over Stourton Caundle Village

Stourton Caundle is a beautiful Dorset village in the Blackmore Vale, midway between Sherborne and Sturminster Newton.

It is at the heart of Hardy country, surrounded by rolling hills and wonderful views. There is a network of local footpaths for those wishing to explore a little further.

About 400 people live here, with a healthy mix of young and old, established village families and new recruits.
There are a variety of amenities.
We have a Play area, St Peter’s Church, The Village Hall and The Trooper Inn.
We also have our Village Magazine, The Stourton Caundler, our Welcome Club, the Sports Club and the Annual Village Fayre.
The village also has a Parish Council website, where you can find further resources and information.

Weekly at The Village Hall

Beehive Café

Out for a walk or want a chat with friends?
Lovely Hot Food and Drinks
Every Thursday 9.30-12.30
Stourton Caundle Village Hall

Busy Bees

Parent’s and toddlers Play Group
Every Thursday 9.30-12.30
Stourton Caundle Village Hall

Village Groups

Stourton Caundle Velo Club March 2022

Cycling Club

Given reasonable weather conditions we usually meet on Mondays and Fridays throughout the year.
Stourton Caundle Garden Club

Garden Club

Meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, September to April, to discuss all things gardening in a friendly and informal atmosphere
Folke Golf Centre, Dorset

Golf Society

Meets monthly on the 3rd Sunday
Stourton Caundle Knit Stitch and Crochet group

Knit and Stitch Group

Weekly afternoon meetings during the winter months from November until the end of March.
Stourton Caundle Sports Club

Sports Club

The Sports Club has four active sections, snooker, badminton, short mat bowls and table tennis.
Stourton Caundle Welcome Group

Welcome Club

The Club is held every third Wednesday of the month except August and December. We meet in the Village Hall at 2.30pm.

Information ~ Amenities ~ Contacts

St Peter’s Church

St Peter’s Church

St Peter’s Church dates back some 800 years. Services are held every second and fourth Sunday each month at 11.00am and all are welcome.
Stourton Caundle Village Hall

Village Hall

Used by the village for events such as dances and concerts - also available for private hire
Trooper Inn Stourton Caundle

Trooper Inn

Through four centuries of change, The Trooper Inn has continued to serve as the hub of the community.
Play Area

Play Area

A modern play area and bike track situated at the end of Brimbles.
Where to Stay in Stourton Caundle

Where to stay

Triangle cottage - a beautiful couples hideaway. A luxury glamping site and a registered Camping and Caravan site. All ideal for your stay in Stourton Caundle
Stourton Caundle Contacts


Contact details for Clubs and Committees in Stourton Caundle

Stourton Caundle Village History

A Childhood in Stourton Caundle

by Phil Knott
History of Stourton Caundle Early Childhood Memories by Phil Knott
My Stourton Caundle childhood, living at number Two Bridge Cottages, began when my father started work as a dairyman for Charlie Garrett at Manor Farm in the spring of 1948.

The Castle

by Richard Miles
History of Stourton Caundle The Castle
An impressive manorial dwelling stood for more than three centuries in our village but which disappeared during the 16th Century and has since been long-forgotten with precious little evidence of its existence remaining.

Sir Ivo FitzWaryn

by Richard Miles
History of Stourton Caundle Sir Ivo FitzWaryn
Sir Ivo FitzWaryn was the son and heir of William, Lord FitzWaryn of Wantage, and Amicia, daughter and heiress of Sir Henry De Haddon of Caundle Stourton in Dorset.

Naturally Thinking by Margaret Waddingham