Bessells Lane

Postcode: DT11 8QP

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Road Name:Bessells Lane
Road Type:unclassified

Bessells Lane is a street governed by Iwerne Courtney or Shroton Civil Parish council which is within the electoral area of Hill Forts Ward in the administration area of North Dorset District Council within Dorset County Council located in the South West Euro Region of the UK.

Bessells Lane is located 99.72 miles South West from the centre of London, 17.35 miles North East from the centre of Dorchester, 18.35 miles East from the centre of Yeovil and 20.46 miles North West from the centre of Bournemouth.

Bessells Lane is approximately 15.07 miles from the coastal tidal high water mark) and is 81 metres above sea level


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DT11 8QP


The Central point of Bessells Lane is approximately 81 Metres above sea level
Telephone codes

Nearby Telephone Area Codes

Area Code: 01258 - Blandford Forum
Area Code: 01747 - Shaftesbury

Hotels and Places to Stay Near Bessells Lane

Hotel information updated 09/10/2016

Tarrant Cottage - east-orchard
Tarrant Cottage is a holiday home is set in East Orchard and is 49 km from Bath. It provides free private parking. The kitchen is fitted with an oven and there is a private bathroom. A TV is available.
Address:, SP7, East Orchard
Number of Rooms:1
Lowest Price Room:£41.85
Marlott - east-orchard
Set in East Orchard in the Dorset Region, this holiday home is 49 km from Bath. The unit is 36 km from Bournemouth. The kitchen has an oven and a toaster and there is a private bathroom. A TV is offered.
Address:, SP7, East Orchard
Number of Rooms:1
Lowest Price Room:£59.66
The Fontmell - shaftesbury
With a stylish library-themed restaurant serving a seasonal menu, The Fontmell also has individually designed bedrooms. Local real ales and unusual wines are served in the modern and eclectically furnished bar.
Address:Fontmell Magna, SP7 0PA, Shaftesbury
Number of Rooms:6
Lowest Price Room:£75
Highest Price Room:£140
The Willows - shillingstone
Star Rating:4 Stars
Less than 10 minutes
Address:Blandford Road Shillingstone, DT11 0SG, Blandford Forum
Number of Rooms:2
Lowest Price Room:£50
The Smithy - shaftesbury
The Smithy offers traditional accommodation in Shaftesbury with free private parking and a garden. This historical cottage has a relaxing seating area with a wood-burning stove, a flat-screen TV and DVD player.
Address:The Old Forge, Compton Abbas, Dorset, SP7 0NQ, Shaftesbury
Number of Rooms:1
Lowest Price Room:£110

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 Hill Forts Ward -
Within the Westminster Parliamentary Constituency of North Dorset
The Member of Parliament is Walter, Robert
Within the area of Iwerne Courtney or Shroton Civil Parish Council

Water and Drainage Details

Wessex Water
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House Sales

Recent House Sales in Bessells Lane

The Lynes Shroton Lane
Sale Price: £134,000
Sale Date: 14/11/1997
Source: Land Registry Price Paid Data accessed via API

Population Statistics

ONS Area Code: E01020445
Ons Area Name:North Dorset 005B
Average Age : 39.59
Population: 1519.00
Male Population: 733.00 (48.26%)
Female Population: 786.00 (51.74%)
Number Claiming Benefits: 3 (0.2%)
Source: Office of National Statistics 2011 Census Data

Neighbourhood Policing

Police Force:
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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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Recent Crime in the Area

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Location details

Location Details

Bessells Lane

OS Reference: 385108, 113519
OS Grid Reference: ST851135
Latitude and Longitude: 50.920387197451, -2.2118867079754
Approximate distance to the Coast: 15.07 miles

Ordnance Survey Landranger Map Series for Bessells Lane

Map Number: 194
Map Name: Dorchester & Weymouth
Shroton or Iwerne Courtney
North Dorset
South West
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Rail Stations

Nearest Railway Stations

Gillingham (Dorset) Rail Station is 13.25 Kilometers away (8.23 miles)
Templecombe Rail Station is 16.93 Kilometers away (10.52 miles)
Tisbury Rail Station is 18.19 Kilometers away (11.3 miles)
Sherborne Rail Station is 21.23 Kilometers away (13.19 miles)

Nearest Airports

Bournemouth International Airport is 31.22 Kilometers away
Southampton Airport is 60.04 Kilometers away
Bristol International Airport is 62.40 Kilometers away
Exeter International Airport is 87.35 Kilometers away

Nearest Ferries

Poole Ferry Terminal is 28.24 Kilometers away
Poole Quay Ferry Landing is 28.25 Kilometers away
Brownsea Island Ferry Landing is 31.54 Kilometers away
Sandbanks Ferry Terminal is 32.33 Kilometers away

Nearest Motorway or Major Trunk Road

Bessells Lane is approximately 9.32 miles from the A31

Nearest Motorway Junctions

Junction: M27 J1/A31(T)/A31/B3079 - 43.84 Km Away
Junction: M27 J2/A36(T)/A326 - 48.12 Km Away
Junction: M27 J3/M271/A3057 - 51.86 Km Away

Health Clinics

Sturminster Newton Medical Centre
Sturminster Newton M/prac, Old Market Hill, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT101QU
Distance: 6.42 Kilometers
Telephone: 01258 474500
Hmp Guys Marsh
Hmp Guys Marsh, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 0AH
Distance: 7.11 Kilometers
Telephone: 01747 856400
Dr Evans & Partners
Whitecliff Group Practice, Whitecliff Mill Street, Blandford, Dorset, DT117BH
Distance: 7.67 Kilometers
Telephone: 01258 452501
Eagle House Surgery
Eagle House Surgery, White Cliff Mill Street, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT117DQ
Distance: 7.80 Kilometers
Telephone: 01258 453171
Nearest Libraries

Nearest Libraries

Sturminster Newton Library

Brinsley Close, Sturminster Newton, DT101EH
Distance: 4.08 Miles
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Blandford Library

The Tabernacle, Blandford Forum, DT117DW
Distance: 4.95 Miles
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Shaftesbury Library

Bell Street, Shaftesbury, SP78AE
Distance: 6.02 Miles
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Nearest Tourist Attractions

Nearest Tourist Attractions

Landmark or Antiquity

Attraction Name: Fiddleford Manor
Distance: 4.89 (km)

Tourist Attraction

Attraction Name: Uk Bike Park
Distance: 5.21 (km)

Historic House

Attraction Name: Fiddleford Manor
Distance: 5.33 (km)


Attraction Name: Sturminster Newton Museum
Distance: 6.74 (km)

Nearest Schools

Clayesmore School

Distance: 1.68 Kilometers
Type: Not applicable
Address: Iwerne Minster, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 8LL
Telephone: (01747) 813222

Clayesmore Preparatory School

Distance: 1.82 Kilometers
Type: Not applicable
Address: , Iwerne Minster, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 8PH
Telephone: (01747) 811707

St Nicholas Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School, Child Okeford

Distance: 2.02 Kilometers
Type: Primary
Address: Station Road, Child Okeford, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 8EL
Telephone: (01258) 860581

Hanford School

Distance: 2.26 Kilometers
Type: Not applicable
Address: Childe Okeford, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 8HL
Telephone: (01258) 860219
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