Pictures of Chedington
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Chedington is a small attractive estate village high up in the West Dorset hills which was originally built around Chedington Court.
The village has some of the finest views in Dorset, with Somerset's Mendip Hills and Hamdon Hills to the North East and from which much of the Ham stone was sourced that was used to build much of the village with its attractive houses and cottages.
The village is the rising point of two rivers - The river Axe, and the river Parrett, making it the starting point of the 47 mile long River Parrett Trail.
The attractive Chedington church which was built in 1841, was unfortunately made redundant in 1980 and has since been made into a private dwelling.
At the north end of the village can be found Winyard’s Gap, the famous cutting owned by the National Trust and a place which was forever immortalised by Thomas Hardy in his poem A Trampwoman's Tragedy.
It was the National Trust who donated 16 acres of land here for a memorial to the 43rd (Wessex) Division of the Dorsetshire Regiment, which was designed to be an exact replica of the memorial in Normandy which sits on Hill 112, south-west of Caen close to the D-Day beachhead. It is an impressive tribute to the sacrifice made by the men of the battle which claimed some 7000 casualties.
The Wynyard’s Gap Inn, is a popular watering hole offering traditional food and is perfect for taking in some of the stunning panaramic views on offer in this beautiful part of England.
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