Bell Street

Postcode: SP7 8AE

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Road Name:Parsons Pool
Road Type:residential

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

Bell Street is located 96.73 miles West from the centre of London, 18.01 miles West from the centre of Salisbury, 19.53 miles East from the centre of Yeovil and 21.68 miles South from the centre of Trowbridge.

Bell Street is approximately 20.16 miles from the coastal tidal high water mark) and is 216 metres above sea level


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The Central point of Bell Street is approximately 216 Metres above sea level
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Nearby Telephone Area Codes

Area Code: 01747 - Shaftesbury

Hotels and Places to Stay Near Bell Street

Hotel information updated 09/10/2016

La Fleur De Lys - shaftesbury
Star Rating:4 Stars
In the heart of Shaftesbury, La Fleur de Lys offers well-equipped bedrooms and an award-winning restaurant as well as a lounge bar, free parking and free Wi-Fi.
Address:Bleke Street, SP7 8AW, Shaftesbury
Number of Rooms:7
Lowest Price Room:£95
Highest Price Room:£160
The Grosvenor Arms - shaftesbury
Star Rating:4 Stars
This Georgian building is in Shaftesbury town centre. It is now a stylish hotel with free Wi-Fi and large rooms with luxury beds, flat-screen TVs, coffee machines and iPod docks.
Address:The Commons, SP7 8JA, Shaftesbury
Number of Rooms:16
Lowest Price Room:£94
Highest Price Room:£215
Number 5 - shaftesbury
Situated in the centre of the small market town of Shaftesbury, Number 5 is a Georgian townhouse, which offers free secure off road parking and free Wi-Fi. Gillingham (Dorset) Rail Station is located less than 5 miles away.
Address:No 5 Bimport, SP7 8AT, Shaftesbury
Number of Rooms:2
Lowest Price Room:£80
Highest Price Room:£95
Three Ivy Cross - shaftesbury
With a large garden and terrace, Three Ivy Cross is located just 5 minutes\' walk from the centre of Shaftesbury. Completely renovated in 2014, the property offers free WiFi access and onsite parking.
Address:3 Ivy Cross, SP7 8DW, Shaftesbury
Number of Rooms:2
Lowest Price Room:£85
Rosina - shaftesbury
Set in Shaftesbury, this holiday home is located 43 km from Bath. The property is 39 km from Bournemouth and free private parking is available. There is a dining area and a kitchen as well as a private bathroom.
Address:, SP7, Shaftesbury
Number of Rooms:1

Local Council Details

Within the area of North Dorset District
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Salisbury Road
Blandford Forum
DT11 7LL
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Telephone Number: 01258 454 111
County Council: Dorset County
Within the electoral area of Shaftesbury Central Ward -
Within the Westminster Parliamentary Constituency of North Dorset
The Member of Parliament is Walter, Robert
Within the area of Shaftesbury Civil Parish Council

Water and Drainage Details

Wessex Water
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House Sales

Recent House Sales in Bell Street

52 Bell Street
Sale Price: £540,000
Sale Date: 27/07/2016
24 Bell Street
Sale Price: £270,000
Sale Date: 06/11/2015
Source: Land Registry Price Paid Data accessed via API

Population Statistics

ONS Area Code: E01020454
Ons Area Name:North Dorset 003A
Average Age : 45.35
Population: 2121.00
Male Population: 1000.00 (47.15%)
Female Population: 1121.00 (52.85%)
Number Claiming Benefits: 13 (0.61%)
Source: Office of National Statistics 2011 Census Data

Neighbourhood Policing

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Following the recent restructure of the Force, Sturminster Newton returns to the section having previously been part of the Shaftesbury area back in the 1980s. The North Dorset area covers 268 square miles and the four main towns of Shaftesbury, Gillingham, Blandford and Sturminster Newton.

Despite the continued and rapid expansion of the four main towns, with Gillingham alone doubling in size and set for further expansion, crime rates remain low and detection rates high.

We are fortunate to live in an area where the majority of the population, people of all ages, are law-abiding citizens and are willing to come forward with information so that we can support them in maintaining the area as one of the safest places to live in England. However, fear of crime remains much higher than the reality.

Further changes have taken place, providing more contact with the local community in order to look more closely at issues that residents decide are of concern to them.

One Section Commander (myself) covers the area, supported by station sergeants in place for each of the four towns and Safer Neighbourhood Teams. The teams include PCs community support officers (PCSOs), special constables and volunteers. This allows more direct contact with local residents looking at issues that they consider important within their communities. It also allows us to work directly with partner agencies such as district and town councils, the health service and housing associations to find solutions more quickly and efficiently.

In addition to the Safer Neighbourhood Teams, patrol officers are also based at all four main stations to provide further support and response to live incidents within the area.

The North Dorset area also hosts many important events including the county’s biggest event - the Great Dorset Steam Fair. Many other popular events take place through out the year including Shaftesbury Gold Hill Fair, Gillingham Music Festival, Sturminster Newton Cheese Festival, the Shaftesbury and Gillingham show and carnivals and music festivals at the Larmer Tree.

The Safer Neighbourhood Teams would like to hear from, you, members of the public about any issues you would like to discuss.

To make contact more flexible, each team has a mobile telephone. The numbers are available from the North Dorset Safer Neighbourhood Team pages on this website, just use the links on the right hand side of this page. Please contact us so that we (the police), and our partner agencies can work together to make North Dorset an even safer place to live.

Inspector 1919 Shawn Whitley

North Dorset Neighbourhood Inspector

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Telephone: 101
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Location Details

Bell Street

OS Reference: 386302, 123067
OS Grid Reference: ST863231
Latitude and Longitude: 51.006284636469, -2.1952579235649
Approximate distance to the Coast: 20.16 miles

Ordnance Survey Landranger Map Series for Bell Street

Map Number: 183
Map Name: Yeovil & Frome
North Dorset
South West
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Rail Stations

Nearest Railway Stations

Gillingham (Dorset) Rail Station is 6.13 Kilometers away (3.81 miles)
Tisbury Rail Station is 10.20 Kilometers away (6.34 miles)
Templecombe Rail Station is 15.53 Kilometers away (9.65 miles)
Bruton Rail Station is 21.07 Kilometers away (13.09 miles)

Nearest Airports

Bournemouth International Airport is 36.16 Kilometers away
Bristol International Airport is 55.46 Kilometers away
Southampton Airport is 59.07 Kilometers away
Cardiff International Airport is 90.92 Kilometers away

Nearest Ferries

Poole Quay Ferry Landing is 36.01 Kilometers away
Poole Ferry Terminal is 36.11 Kilometers away
Brownsea Island Ferry Landing is 39.21 Kilometers away
Sandbanks Ferry Terminal is 39.98 Kilometers away

Nearest Motorway or Major Trunk Road

Bell Street is approximately 6.17 miles from the A303

Nearest Motorway Junctions

Junction: M27 J1/A31(T)/A31/B3079 - 43.70 Km Away
Junction: M27 J2/A36(T)/A326 - 47.32 Km Away
Junction: M27 J3/M271/A3057 - 51.02 Km Away

Health Clinics

Abbey View Medical Centre
Abbey View Medical Centre, Hawkesdene Lane, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP78DH
Distance: 0.58 Kilometers
Telephone: 01747 856700
Hmp Guys Marsh
Hmp Guys Marsh, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 0AH
Distance: 3.01 Kilometers
Telephone: 01747 856400
Gillingham Medical Practice
Gillingham Med Practice, The Barn Surgery, Newbury, Gillingham, Dorset, SP84XS
Distance: 6.10 Kilometers
Telephone: 01747 824201
8 Burton Street, Marnhull, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT101PP
Distance: 9.55 Kilometers
Telephone: 01258 820483
Nearest Libraries

Nearest Libraries

Shaftesbury Library

Bell Street, Shaftesbury, SP78AE
Distance: 0.06 Miles
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Gillingham Library

Chantry Fields, Gillingham, SP84UA
Distance: 4.00 Miles
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Nearest Tourist Attractions

Nearest Tourist Attractions


Attraction Name: Shaftesbury Town Museum, Shaftesbury Abbey Museum and Gardens
Distance: 1.80 (km)

Nature Reserve

Attraction Name: Kingsettle Wood
Distance: 2.50 (km)


Attraction Name: Gillingham Museum
Distance: 6.23 (km)


Attraction Name: Pythouse Walled Garden
Distance: 7.02 (km)

Nearest Schools

Shaftesbury School

Distance: 0.52 Kilometers
Type: Secondary
Address: Salisbury Road, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 8ER
Telephone: (01747) 854498

The Abbey CofE VA Primary School, Shaftesbury

Distance: 0.68 Kilometers
Type: Primary
Address: St James's Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 8HQ
Telephone: (01747) 852620

Shaftesbury Church of England Primary School

Distance: 0.91 Kilometers
Type: Primary
Address: Wincombe Lane, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 8PZ
Telephone: (01747) 852901

Port Regis Preparatory School

Distance: 1.99 Kilometers
Type: Not applicable
Address: Motcombe Park, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 9QA
Telephone: (01747) 857800

Broadband Speed (megabits per second)

Speed: Greater than 2 Mbps
Average Speed: 18.4
Median Speed: 21.5
Maximum Speed: 24.4
Next-generation access (NGA)?: N
Number of Connections: 29
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