Backwater

Postcode: DT2 8SH

Backwater is a street in the settlement of Puddletown governed by Puddletown Civil Parish council which is within the electoral area of Puddletown Ward in the administration area of West Dorset District Council within Dorset County Council located in the South West Euro Region of the UK.

Backwater is located 110.21 miles South West from the centre of London, 4.74 miles North East from the centre of Dorchester, 18.21 miles South East from the centre of Yeovil and 21.11 miles West from the centre of Bournemouth.

Road Name:Backwater
Road Type:residential
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Postcodes for Backwater

DT2 8SH
Height

Height

The Central point of Backwater is approximately 63 Metres above sea level
Telephone codes

Telephone Information

Area Code: 01305 - Dorchester
Area Code: 01300 - Cerne Abbas
Broadband

Broadband Speed (megabits per second)

Speed: Greater than 2 Mbps
Average Speed: 7.1
Median Speed: 7.4
Maximum Speed: 8.1
Next-generation access (NGA)?: N
Number of Connections: 13
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Water and Drainage Details

Wessex Water
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House Sales

Recent House Sales in Backwater

2 Mill Street
Sale Price: £230,000
Sale Date: 25/04/2017
20 Mill Street
Sale Price: £290,000
Sale Date: 23/09/2016
Source: Land Registry Price Paid Data accessed via API

Healthcare and Education

Schools

Nearest Schools

Puddletown Church of England First School

Distance: 0.35 Kilometers
Type: Academy Converter
Phase: Primary
Ofsted Score: 2 Good (as of August 2016)
Number of Pupils: 149
Address: Dorchester Road, Puddletown, DT2 8FZ
Telephone: 01305848206
Website: Visit School Website
Directions from Backwater to Puddletown Church of England First School

St Mary's Church of England Middle School, Puddletown

Distance: 0.58 Kilometers
Type: Academy Converter
Phase: Secondary
Ofsted Score: 2 Good (as of August 2016)
Number of Pupils: 498
Address: Puddletown, DT2 8SA
Telephone: 01305848293
Website: Visit School Website
Directions from Backwater to St Mary's Church of England Middle School, Puddletown

Milborne St Andrew First School

Distance: 5.44 Kilometers
Type: Academy Converter
Phase: Primary
Ofsted Score: 2 Good (as of August 2016)
Number of Pupils: 75
Address: Hopsfield, Milborne St Andrew, DT11 0JE
Telephone: 01258837362
Website: Visit School Website
Directions from Backwater to Milborne St Andrew First School

Dorset Studio School

Distance: 5.53 Kilometers
Type: Studio School
Phase: Secondary
Ofsted Score: 2 Good (as of August 2016)
Number of Pupils: 93
Address: Kingston Maurward, DT2 8PX
Telephone: 01305215028
Website: Visit School Website
Directions from Backwater to Dorset Studio School
Nearest Hospitals

Nearest Hospitals

Forston Clinic

Address: Herrison Road, Dorschester, DT2 9TB,
NHS Sector
Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust
Telephone: 01305 361300
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Distance: 7.58 (km)
Directions from Backwater to Forston Clinic

Dorset County Hospital

Address: Williams Avenue, Dorchester, DT1 2JY,
NHS Sector
Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Telephone: 01305 251150
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Distance: 8.22 (km)
Directions from Backwater to Dorset County Hospital

Maiden Castle House

Address: 30 Maiden Castle Road, Dorchester, DT1 2ER,
Independent Sector
Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust
Distance: 8.5 (km)
Directions from Backwater to Maiden Castle House

BMI The Winterbourne Hospital

Address: Herringston Road, Dorchester, DT1 2DR,
Independent Sector
BMI Healthcare
Telephone: 01305 263252
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Distance: 8.7 (km)
Directions from Backwater to BMI The Winterbourne Hospital
Nearest GP Surgeries

Nearest GP Surgeries

Puddletown Surgery

Address: Puddletown Surgery, Athelhampton Road, Puddletown, Dorset, DT2 8FY
Telephone: 01305 848333
Distance: 0.53 (km)
Directions from Backwater to Puddletown Surgery

Fordington Surgery

Address: The Surgery, 91 High St, Fordington, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1LD
Telephone: 01305 250515
Distance: 7.08 (km)
Directions from Backwater to Fordington Surgery

Atrium Health Centre

Address: Atrium Health Centre, 7 Weymouth Avenue, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1QR
Telephone: 01305 251545
Distance: 7.85 (km)
Directions from Backwater to Atrium Health Centre

Broadwaters

Address: Medicines Management Team, Vespasian Hse,bridport Rd, Dorchester, DT1 1TS
Telephone: 01202 443700
Distance: 7.99 (km)
Directions from Backwater to Broadwaters
Nearest Dentists

Nearest Dentists

3 Royal Mews

Address: 3 Royal Mews, Princes Street, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1RL
Distance: 7.62 (km)
Directions from Backwater to 3 Royal Mews

Princess Street Dental Care

Address: Princess Street Dental Care, 29/29a Princes Street, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1TP
Distance: 7.63 (km)
Directions from Backwater to Princess Street Dental Care

Aspen House Dental Practice

Address: Aspen House Dental Practice, 4 Bridport Road, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1RR
Distance: 7.87 (km)
Directions from Backwater to Aspen House Dental Practice

A Country Practice

Address: A Country Practice, 40 Great Western Road, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1UF
Distance: 7.89 (km)
Directions from Backwater to A Country Practice
Nearest Libraries

Nearest Libraries

Puddletown Library

High Street, Puddletown, DT28RX
Telephone: 01305 848506
Distance: 0.33 Kilometres
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Directions from Backwater to Puddletown Library

Crossways Library

Old Farm Way, Dorchester, DT28TU
Telephone: 01305 854080
Distance: 6.31 Kilometres
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Dorchester Library

Colliton Park, Dorchester, DT11XJ
Telephone: 01305 224440224652
Distance: 7.63 Kilometres
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Wool Library

Colliers Lane, Wool, BH206DL
Telephone: 01929 405259
Distance: 11.57 Kilometres
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Transport

Rail Stations

Nearest Railway Stations

Moreton (Dorset) Station is 5.93 Kilometers away

Directions from Backwater to Moreton (Dorset)

Moreton (Dorset) station is operated by South West Trains in the South Dorset area on the Southampton - Weymouth stretch of line.

Direct Trains to the following stations: • Ashurst New Forest • Basingstoke • Beaulieu Road • Bournemouth • Branksome • Brockenhurst • Christchurch • Clapham Junction • Dorchester South • Eastleigh • Hamworthy • Hinton Admiral • Holton Heath • New Milton • Parkstone • Pokesdown • Poole • Southampton Airport (Parkway) • Southampton Central • Sway • Totton • Upwey • Wareham • Waterloo • Weymouth • Winchester • Woking • Wool

Dorchester South Station is 7.88 Kilometers away

Directions from Backwater to Dorchester South

Dorchester South station is operated by South West Trains in the West Dorset area on the Southampton - Weymouth stretch of line.

Direct Trains to the following stations: • Ashurst New Forest • Basingstoke • Beaulieu Road • Bournemouth • Branksome • Brockenhurst • Christchurch • Clapham Junction • Eastleigh • Hamworthy • Hinton Admiral • Holton Heath • Moreton (Dorset) • New Milton • Parkstone • Pokesdown • Poole • Southampton Airport (Parkway) • Southampton Central • Sway • Totton • Upwey • Wareham • Waterloo • Weymouth • Winchester • Woking • Wool

Dorchester West Station is 8.09 Kilometers away

Directions from Backwater to Dorchester West

Dorchester West station is operated by Great Western Railway in the West Dorset area on the Castle Cary - Dorchester stretch of line.

Direct Trains to the following stations: • Ashchurch • Avoncliff • Bath Spa • Bedminster • Bradford-On-Avon • Bristol Parkway • Bristol Temple Meads • Bruton • Cam & Dursley • Castle Cary • Cheltenham Spa • Chetnole • Filton Abbey Wood • Freshford • Frome • Gloucester • Great Malvern • Keynsham • Lawrence Hill • Maiden Newton • Malvern Link • Nailsea & Backwell • Oldfield Park • Stapleton Road • Thornford • Trowbridge • Upwey • Westbury • Weston Milton • Weston-Super-Mare • Weymouth • Worcester Foregate Street • Worcester Shrub Hill • Worle • Yate • Yatton • Yeovil Pen Mill • Yetminster

Weymouth Station is 16.83 Kilometers away

Directions from Backwater to Weymouth

Weymouth station is operated by South West Trains in the South Dorset area on the Southampton - Weymouth stretch of line.

Direct Trains to the following stations: • Ashchurch • Ashurst New Forest • Avoncliff • Basingstoke • Bath Spa • Beaulieu Road • Bournemouth • Bradford-On-Avon • Branksome • Bristol Parkway • Bristol Temple Meads • Brockenhurst • Bruton • Cam & Dursley • Castle Cary • Cheltenham Spa • Chetnole • Christchurch • Clapham Junction • Dorchester South • Dorchester West • Eastleigh • Filton Abbey Wood • Freshford • Frome • Gloucester • Great Malvern • Hamworthy • Hinton Admiral • Holton Heath • Keynsham • Lawrence Hill • Maiden Newton • Malvern Link • Millbrook (Hampshire) • Moreton (Dorset) • New Milton • Oldfield Park • Parkstone • Pokesdown • Poole • Redbridge • Southampton Airport (Parkway) • Southampton Central • Stapleton Road • Sway • Thornford • Totton • Trowbridge • Upwey • Wareham • Waterloo • Westbury • Winchester • Woking • Wool • Worcester Foregate Street • Worcester Shrub Hill • Yate • Yeovil Pen Mill • Yetminster

Airports

Nearest Airports

Bournemouth International Airport is 36.23 Kilometers away Directions from Backwater to Bournemouth International Airport
Bristol International Airport is 75.16 Kilometers away Directions from Backwater to Bristol International Airport
Ferries

Nearest Ferries

Weymouth Ferry Terminal is 17.36 Kilometers away
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Poole Ferry Terminal is 25.22 Kilometers away
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Poole Quay Ferry Landing is 25.7 Kilometers away
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Brownsea Island Ferry Landing is 28.24 Kilometers away
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Motorways

Nearest Motorway or Major Trunk Road

Backwater is approximately 0.23 miles from the A35

Nearest Motorway Junctions

In the Area

Nearest Supermarkets

Nearest Supermarkets

WAITROSE SUPERMARKET

Waitrose, Tudor Arcade, South Street, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1BN
Distance: 7.51 Kilometres
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CO-OPERATIVE GROUP

8 The Forum Centre, Trinity Street, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1TT
Distance: 7.64 Kilometres
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LIDL (UK) GmbH

Northernhay House, 1 The Grove, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1XP
Distance: 7.64 Kilometres
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J SAINSBURY

Unit A, St Martins Place, Bridport Road, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 2FB
Distance: 8.27 Kilometres
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Nearest Tourist Attractions

Nearest Tourist Attractions

Historic House

Attraction Name: Athelhampton House
Distance: 0.99 (km)
Directions from Backwater to Athelhampton House

Landmark or Antiquity

Attraction Name: Athelhampton House
Distance: 1.42 (km)
Directions from Backwater to Athelhampton House

Museum

Attraction Name: Tolpuddle Martyrs Museum
Distance: 3.12 (km)
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Historic House

Attraction Name: Hardy's Cottage
Distance: 3.32 (km)
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Local Government and Policing

Councils

Local Council Details

Within the area of West Dorset District
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South Walks House
South Walks Road
Dorchester
Dorset
DT1 1UZ
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Telephone Number: 01305 251 010
County Council: Dorset County
Address:
Within the electoral area of Puddletown Ward -
Within the Westminster Parliamentary Constituency of West Dorset
The Member of Parliament is Oliver Letwin
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In the 2017 General Election Oliver Letwin won with a majority of 19091 the result was Con hold. The total electorate was 82277
Within the area of Puddletown Civil Parish Council
Population

Population Statistics

ONS Area Code: E01020540
Ons Area Name:West Dorset 004E
Average Age : 45.33
Population: 2437.00
Male Population: 1192.00 (48.91%)
Female Population: 1245.00 (51.09%)
Number Claiming Benefits: 4 (0.16%)
Source: Office of National Statistics 2011 Census Data
Policing

Neighbourhood Policing

Police Force:
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Dorchester and Sherborne section is comprised of Dorchester, Sherborne and their surrounding towns and villages. The section covers a vast 280 square miles (due to its predominantly rural geography) which constitutes a population of around 60,000 people.

The section covers a large area of Dorset's beautiful countryside and two very attractive towns in Dorchester and Sherborne. Dorchester is in fact the county town and both are steeped in history and culture inevitably making the area a tourism hotspot.

Dorchester and Sherborne section has an excellent policing team. The section is always driven to make the area even safer and we work hard to ensure that we deliver local policing as well as an effective response service. Every area in the section has a dedicated Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT), made up of police officers, PCSOs and special constables who are committed to improving their areas.

Inspector Steve Marsh

Dorchester & Sherborne Neighbourhood Inspector

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Telephone: 101
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Recent Crime in the Area

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Location details

Location Details

Backwater

OS Reference: 375702, 094578
OS Grid Reference: SY757946
Latitude and Longitude: 50.749724278101, -2.3444591087215
Approximate distance to the nearest high tide point: 12.9699 miles

Ordnance Survey Landranger Map Series for Backwater

Map Number: 194
Map Name: Dorchester & Weymouth
Puddletown
West Dorset
Dorset
South West
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