Pictures of Shroton
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Interestingly, this enchanting village was the scene of warfare as General Wolfe trained his troops before his assult on Quebec in the mid 18th-century. They trained on Hambledon Hill, which rises to 600ft above the pretty village which shows clusters of cottages built in a range of styles but nearly all are of stone, flint and brick.
The parish church of St.Mary has a magnificent tower dating from the 14th-century. Sir Thomas Freke rebuilt the nave and aisles at the turn of the 17th-century and the interior of the church contains a memorial to him and his wife, it was commissioned by their children in 1654.
Shroton has an ancient history and was mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086. In 1961 the village celebrated the 700th anniversary of its charter but the happy days of fairs and pony sales ended long ago and a fair has not been held in the village since the days before World War One.
It is a pretty and peaceful place, the village lies in open countryside a short distance from Blandford Forum. Should you chance to look for the village it is worth noting that it is sometimes known as Iwerne Courtney and can be found close to the lovely scenery of Cranbourne Chase.
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