• Cranborne Chase AONB Office, Rushmore Farm, Tinkley Bottom, Tollard Royal, Wiltshire, SP5 5QA  Tel: 01725 517417

We are keen to work with the Parish & Town councils in the AONB - to promote events, and also to contribute articles to parish magazines.

If you represent your parish, and would like to get in touch to work with us, then please use our contact page.

Dorset Association of Parish & Town Councils - Their website contains loads of information about Dorset Parishes and Town councils, plus you can access their quarterly magazines online.

Coombe Bissett and Homington

Coombe Bissett is fortunate to have a village shop and post office. The two parishes of Coombe Bissett and Homington combined in 1934 to form a single civil parish. Before this their individual histories followed separate paths.


Cranborne and Edmondsham

Cranborne village lies at the centre of the Cranborne Estate.  It was once an important market town and has a long history - it is the ‘Chaseborough’ of Thomas Hardy’s Wessex novel and was also featured in a poem by Rupert Brookes.  King John was a regular visitor to Cranborne who enjoyed hunting on Cranborne Chase.

Edmondsham has a small but pretty church which was dedicated to St Nicolas in 1644.  St Nicolas became part of the Quintet Group of Churches which include the villages of Woodlands, Wimborne St Giles, and Cranborne with Boverage, the first encumbrance being the Rev Robert Prance.

Edmondsham House is a fine Tudor Manor House with Georgian additions which has been within the ownership of the same family since the 16th Century.  It is built on the site of a former Manor mentioned in the Doomsday Book.



The Damerham community website including monthly PDF downloads of 'The Village Pump'.


Dinton is a small thriving village, which nestles on the river Nadder in the south of Wiltshire. The Parish of Dinton contains the hamlets of Baverstock to the east and Marshwood to the north.

Visit the Dinton community website at www.southwilts.com/site/Dinton

Donhead St Andrew

See the monthly 'Donhead Digest' to stay up to date with news and events.

Maiden Bradley with Yarnfield

Includes links to the excellent monthly Maiden Bradley parish news.


The Mere parish website has links to 'Mere Matters' - their monthly newsletter.  It includes an extensive archive so you can always catch up on anything you might have missed.


A great resource  for all things connected with the beautiful village of Pimperne in the heart of North Dorset.

Sutton Waldron

The parish is located on the A350 between Shaftesbury and Blandford in Dorset. Set in a very beautiful conservation area, Sutton Waldron is a village with no local pub or shop; however, what it lacks in facilities is more than made up by the energy, enthusiasm and community spirit of the villagers themselves.
Sutton Seasons is the Parish Newsletter and is published four times a year.


Tisbury nestles in the south west corner of Wiltshire close to the county of Dorset.  Monthly newsletters are available to download.

Upper Deverills

Monthly parish news covering The Deverills & Crockerton can be downloaded.

Wilton Town Council

Wilton is a quintessential English market town with a history spanning more than 2,000 years. Wilton lies three miles west of Salisbury, nestling in the junction of the Wylye and Nadder river valleys.



 Parishes in the Cranborne Chase AONBYou can also download a Parish Map PDF.