Brightsmead

Postcode: DT2 7PP

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

Brightsmead is located 106.9 miles South West from the centre of London, 9.56 miles North East from the centre of Dorchester, 15.14 miles South East from the centre of Yeovil and 21.73 miles West from the centre of Bournemouth.

Road Name:Brightsmead
Road Type:unclassified
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Nearby Roads

Pleck Lane

Cuckoo Lane

postcodes

Postcodes for Brightsmead

DT2 7PP
nearest tide point and watercourse

Tides and Rivers

Brightsmead is approximately 22.2558 kilometres from the tidal high water mark which could be coastline or a tidal river (click to view nearest high tide point in Google Maps) and is 154 metres above sea level

The nearest significant watercourse to Brightsmead is a river called Mash Water which is approximately 1.11448 kilometres away
Height

Height

The Central point of Brightsmead is approximately 154 Metres above sea level
Telephone codes

Telephone Information

Area Code: 01300 - Cerne Abbas
Area Code: 01258 - Blandford Forum
Broadband

Broadband Speed (megabits per second)

Speed: Less than 2 Mbps
Average Speed: 1.5
Median Speed: 1.4
Maximum Speed: 2
Next-generation access (NGA)?: N
Number of Connections: 12
water

Water and Drainage Details

Wessex Water
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House Sales

Recent House Sales in Brightsmead

7 Brightsmead
Sale Price: £195,000
Sale Date: 16/09/2016
8 Brightsmead
Sale Price: £162,500
Sale Date: 14/12/2015
Source: Land Registry Price Paid Data accessed via API

Healthcare and Education

Schools

Nearest Schools

Cheselbourne Village School

Distance: 3.84 Kilometers
Type: Community School
Phase: Primary
Ofsted Score: 2 Good (as of August 2016)
Number of Pupils: 48
Address: Cheselbourne, DT2 7NT
Telephone: 01258837306
Website: Visit School Website
Directions from Brightsmead to Cheselbourne Village School

Hazelbury Bryan Primary School

Distance: 4.55 Kilometers
Type: Community School
Phase: Primary
Ofsted Score: 2 Good (as of August 2016)
Number of Pupils: 96
Address: Droop, DT10 2ED
Telephone: 01258817492
Website: Visit School Website
Directions from Brightsmead to Hazelbury Bryan Primary School

Milborne St Andrew First School

Distance: 6.77 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 Brightsmead to Milborne St Andrew First School

Okeford Fitzpaine Church of England Voluntary Aided School

Distance: 7.95 Kilometers
Type: Voluntary Aided School
Phase: Primary
Ofsted Score: 2 Good (as of August 2016)
Number of Pupils: 60
Address: The Cross, Okeford Fitzpaine, DT11 0RF
Telephone: 01258860530
Website: Visit School Website
Directions from Brightsmead to Okeford Fitzpaine Church of England Voluntary Aided School
Nearest Hospitals

Nearest Hospitals

Blandford Community Hospital

Address: Milldown Road, Blandford Forum, DT11 7DD,
NHS Sector
Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust
Telephone: 01258 456541
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Distance: 11.81 (km)
Directions from Brightsmead to Blandford Community Hospital

Forston Clinic

Address: Herrison Road, Dorschester, DT2 9TB,
NHS Sector
Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust
Telephone: 01305 361300
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Distance: 12.41 (km)
Directions from Brightsmead 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: 15.74 (km)
Directions from Brightsmead to Dorset County Hospital

Maiden Castle House

Address: 30 Maiden Castle Road, Dorchester, DT1 2ER,
Independent Sector
Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust
Distance: 16.35 (km)
Directions from Brightsmead to Maiden Castle House
Nearest GP Surgeries

Nearest GP Surgeries

Milton Abbas Surgery

Address: The Surgery, Catherines Well, Milton Abbas, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 0AT
Telephone: 01258 880210
Distance: 4.37 (km)
Directions from Brightsmead to Milton Abbas Surgery

Puddletown Surgery

Address: Puddletown Surgery, Athelhampton Road, Puddletown, Dorset, DT2 8FY
Telephone: 01305 848333
Distance: 9.81 (km)
Directions from Brightsmead to Puddletown Surgery

Cerne Abbas Surgery

Address: The Cerne Abbas Practice, 51 Long St, Cerne Abbas, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 7JG
Telephone: 01300 341666
Distance: 10.5 (km)
Directions from Brightsmead to Cerne Abbas Surgery

Blackmore Vale Partnership

Address: Old Market Hill, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT10 1QU
Telephone: 01258 474500
Distance: 10.6 (km)
Directions from Brightsmead to Blackmore Vale Partnership
Nearest Dentists

Nearest Dentists

The Old School

Address: The Old School, Church Road, Shillingstone, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 0SL
Distance: 9.32 (km)
Directions from Brightsmead to The Old School

The Old Malt House Dental Practice

Address: Bridge Street, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT10 1BZ
Distance: 10.16 (km)
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Old Market Dental Practice

Address: Old Market Dental Practice, Station Road, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT10 1BB
Distance: 10.44 (km)
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Old Barn Dental Practice

Address: Manor Farm Road, Bere Regis, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 7HD
Distance: 11.88 (km)
Directions from Brightsmead to Old Barn Dental Practice
Nearest Libraries

Nearest Libraries

Puddletown Library

High Street, Puddletown, DT28RX
Telephone: 01305 848506
Distance: 9.7 Kilometres
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Sturminster Newton Library

Brinsley Close, Sturminster Newton, DT101EH
Telephone: 01258 472669
Distance: 10.47 Kilometres
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Blandford Library

The Tabernacle, Blandford Forum, DT117DW
Telephone: 01258 452075
Distance: 11.96 Kilometres
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Stalbridge Library

Station Road, Stalbridge, DT102RG
Telephone:
Distance: 14.35 Kilometres
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Transport

Rail Stations

Nearest Railway Stations

Moreton (Dorset) Station is 14.85 Kilometers away

Directions from Brightsmead 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 15.8 Kilometers away

Directions from Brightsmead 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 15.82 Kilometers away

Directions from Brightsmead 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

Chetnole Station is 17.41 Kilometers away

Directions from Brightsmead to Chetnole

Chetnole 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 • Dorchester West • 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

Airports

Nearest Airports

Bournemouth International Airport is 35.53 Kilometers away Directions from Brightsmead to Bournemouth International Airport
Bristol International Airport is 66.89 Kilometers away Directions from Brightsmead to Bristol International Airport
Southampton Airport is 69.19 Kilometers away Directions from Brightsmead to Southampton Airport
Exeter International Airport is 77.19 Kilometers away Directions from Brightsmead to Exeter International Airport
Ferries

Nearest Ferries

Weymouth Ferry Terminal is 26.45 Kilometers away
Directions from Brightsmead to Weymouth Ferry Terminal
Poole Ferry Terminal is 27.47 Kilometers away
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Poole Quay Ferry Landing is 27.77 Kilometers away
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Brownsea Island Ferry Landing is 30.84 Kilometers away
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Motorways

Nearest Motorway or Major Trunk Road

Brightsmead is approximately 5.86 miles from the A35

Nearest Motorway Junctions

Junction: M27 J1/A31(T)/A31/B3079 - 52.79 Km Away
Directions from Brightsmead to M27 J1/A31(T)/A31/B3079
Junction: M5 J24/A38 - 55.17 Km Away
Directions from Brightsmead to M5 J24/A38
Junction: M5 J25/A358 - 55.29 Km Away
Directions from Brightsmead to M5 J25/A358
Junction: M27 J2/A36(T)/A326 - 57.46 Km Away
Directions from Brightsmead to M27 J2/A36(T)/A326

In the Area

Nearest Supermarkets

Nearest Supermarkets

Co-op

Market Square House, Station Road, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT10 1FH
Distance: 10.53 Kilometres
Directions from Brightsmead to Co-op

W M Morrison Supermarkets plc

Market Square House, Station Road, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT10 1FHWest Street, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 7AW
Distance: 11.71 Kilometres
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Iceland

Market Square House, Station Road, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT10 1FHWest Street, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 7AW26 Salisbury Street, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 7AR
Distance: 11.84 Kilometres
Directions from Brightsmead to Iceland

The Co-operative

Market Square House, Station Road, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT10 1FHWest Street, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 7AW26 Salisbury Street, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 7ARSalisbury Road, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 7QG
Distance: 12.08 Kilometres
Directions from Brightsmead to The Co-operative

Nearest Tourist Attractions

Nearest Tourist Attractions

Craft Centre

Attraction Name: The Studio
Distance: 0.91 (km)
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Landmark or Antiquity

Attraction Name: Binghams Melcombe
Distance: 1.89 (km)
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Historic Place of Worship

Attraction Name: Milton Abbey
Distance: 3.1 (km)
Directions from Brightsmead to Milton Abbey

Landmark or Antiquity

Attraction Name: Milton Abbey
Distance: 3.42 (km)
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Local Government and Policing

Councils

Local Council Details

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

Population Statistics

ONS Area Code: E01020431
Ons Area Name:North Dorset 008B
Average Age : 40.81
Population: 1232.00
Male Population: 683.00 (55.44%)
Female Population: 549.00 (44.56%)
Source: Office of National Statistics 2011 Census Data
Policing

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

Brightsmead

OS Reference: 376855, 103907
OS Grid Reference: ST769039
Latitude and Longitude: 50.833671308328, -2.3287018615256
Approximate distance to the nearest high tide point: 22.2558 miles

Ordnance Survey Landranger Map Series for Brightsmead

Map Number: 194
Map Name: Dorchester & Weymouth
Ansty Cross
North Dorset
Dorset
South West
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