StreetList Entry for Bessells Lane

Bessells Lane is a Street in the Dorset village of Shroton / Iwerne Cour

Bessells Lane is a street in the village of Shroton / Iwerne Cour 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 the county of Dorset located in the South West of the UK.

Bessells Lane is located 99.95 miles South West from the centre of London, 17.19 miles North East from the centre of Dorchester, 18.11 miles East from the centre of Yeovil and 20.61 miles North West from the centre of Bournemouth.

Bessells Lane is a Minor Road Unclassified which consists of a single carriageway

Frequently asked Questions for Bessells Lane

What Council (Local Authority) is Bessells Lane in?

Bessells Lane is located within the local authority area of North Dorset District Council which is a District Council.

What Parish Council is Bessells Lane in?

Bessells Lane is located within the area of Iwerne Courtney or Shroton Civil Parish.

What Electoral Ward is Bessells Lane in?

Bessells Lane is located within the ward of Hill Forts Ward.

What County is Bessells Lane in?

Bessells Lane is located within the ceremonial county of Dorset.

What Constituency is Bessells Lane in?

Bessells Lane is located within the constituency of North Dorset Co Const.

What Region of the UK is Bessells Lane in?

Bessells Lane is located within the South West region of the United Kingdom.

What County Council area is Bessells Lane in?

Bessells Lane is located within the Dorset County Council area.

What Police Force area is Bessells Lane in?

Bessells Lane is located within the Dorset Police area.

Roads that intersect with Bessells Lane

Map of Bessells Lane

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nearest tide point and watercourse

Tides and Rivers

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

Height

The Central point of Bessells Lane is approximately 81 Metres above sea level
Location details

Location Details

Bessells Lane
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Latitude/Longitude: 50.919823186710, -2.21735169968503
OS Reference: 384723.7205443, 113457.40310455
OS Grid Reference: ST847135
Approximate distance to the nearest high tide point: miles

Ordnance Survey Landranger Map Series for Bessells Lane

OS Landranger Map Number: 194
OS Landranger Map Name: Dorchester & Weymouth
Telephone codes

Telephone Information

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

Recent House Sales in Bessells Lane

Source: Land Registry Price Paid Data accessed via API

Healthcare and Education

Schools

Nearest Schools

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

Distance: 1.7 Kilometers
Type: Voluntary Aided School
Phase: Primary
Ofsted Score: 2 Good (as of August 2016)
Number of Pupils: 142
Address: Station Road, Child Okeford, DT11 8EL
Telephone: 01258860581
Website: Visit School Website
Directions from Bessells Lane to St Nicholas Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School, Child Okeford

Shillingstone Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School

Distance: 3.34 Kilometers
Type: Voluntary Aided School
Phase: Primary
Ofsted Score: 2 Good (as of August 2016)
Number of Pupils: 99
Address: Augustan Avenue, Shillingstone, DT11 0TX
Telephone: 01258860446
Website: Visit School Website
Directions from Bessells Lane to Shillingstone Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School

St Andrew's Church of England Primary School, Fontmell Magna

Distance: 3.84 Kilometers
Type: Voluntary Aided School
Phase: Primary
Ofsted Score: 2 Good (as of August 2016)
Number of Pupils: 163
Address: West Street, Fontmell Magna, SP7 0PF
Telephone: 01747811500
Website: Visit School Website
Directions from Bessells Lane to St Andrew's Church of England Primary School, Fontmell Magna

Okeford Fitzpaine Church of England Voluntary Aided School

Distance: 4.85 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 Bessells Lane 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: 7.16 (km)
Directions from Bessells Lane to Blandford Community Hospital

Westminster Memorial Hospital

Address: Abbey Walk, Shaftesbury, SP7 8BD,
NHS Sector
Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust
Telephone: 01747 851535
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Distance: 9.51 (km)
Directions from Bessells Lane to Westminster Memorial Hospital

Victoria Hospital

Address: Victoria Hospital, Victoria Road, Wimborne, BH21 1ER,
NHS Sector
Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust
Telephone: 01202 856410
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Distance: 20.3 (km)
Directions from Bessells Lane to Victoria Hospital

Wincanton Community Hospital

Address: Dancing Lane,
NHS Sector
Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Telephone: 01963 828444
Distance: 20.87 (km)
Directions from Bessells Lane to Wincanton Community Hospital
Nearest GP Surgeries

Nearest GP Surgeries

Blackmore Vale Partnership

Address: Old Market Hill, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT10 1QU
Telephone: 01258 474500
Distance: 6.13 (km)
Directions from Bessells Lane to Blackmore Vale Partnership

Hmp Guys Marsh

Address: Hmp Guys Marsh, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 0AH
Telephone: 01747 856400
Distance: 7.29 (km)
Directions from Bessells Lane to Hmp Guys Marsh

Whitecliff Group Practice

Address: Whitecliff Group Practice, Whitecliff Mill Street, Blandford, Dorset, DT11 7BH
Telephone: 01258 452501
Distance: 7.69 (km)
Directions from Bessells Lane to Whitecliff Group Practice

Eagle House Surgery

Address: Eagle House Surgery, White Cliff Mill Street, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 7DQ
Telephone: 01258 453171
Distance: 7.79 (km)
Directions from Bessells Lane to Eagle House Surgery
Nearest Dentists

Nearest Dentists

The Old School

Address: The Old School, Church Road, Shillingstone, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 0SL
Distance: 3.08 (km)
Directions from Bessells Lane to The Old School

Old Market Dental Practice

Address: Old Market Dental Practice, Station Road, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT10 1BB
Distance: 6.15 (km)
Directions from Bessells Lane to Old Market Dental Practice

The Old Malt House Dental Practice

Address: Bridge Street, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT10 1BZ
Distance: 6.26 (km)
Directions from Bessells Lane to The Old Malt House Dental Practice

Blandford Dental Centre

Address: Blandford, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 7RH
Distance: 7.75 (km)
Directions from Bessells Lane to Blandford Dental Centre
Nearest Libraries

Nearest Libraries

Sturminster Newton Library

Brinsley Close, Sturminster Newton, DT101EH
Telephone: 01258 472669
Distance: 6.27 Kilometres
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Directions from Bessells Lane to Sturminster Newton Library

Blandford Library

The Tabernacle, Blandford Forum, DT117DW
Telephone: 01258 452075
Distance: 7.98 Kilometres
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Directions from Bessells Lane to Blandford Library

Shaftesbury Library

Bell Street, Shaftesbury, SP78AE
Telephone: 01747 852256
Distance: 9.84 Kilometres
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Directions from Bessells Lane to Shaftesbury Library

Stalbridge Library

Station Road, Stalbridge, DT102RG
Telephone:
Distance: 12.04 Kilometres
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Directions from Bessells Lane to Stalbridge Library

Hotels, Guest Houses, Bed & Breakfasts and Places to Stay Near Bessells Lane

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Transport

Rail Stations

Nearest Railway Stations

Yetminster Station is 25.11 Kilometers away

Directions from Bessells Lane to Yetminster

Yetminster 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 • 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

Holton Heath Station is 25.14 Kilometers away

Directions from Bessells Lane to Holton Heath

Holton Heath station is operated by South West Trains in the Mid Dorset and North Poole 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 • Hamworthy • Hinton Admiral • Moreton (Dorset) • New Milton • Parkstone • Pokesdown • Poole • Southampton Airport (Parkway) • Southampton Central • Sway • Totton • Upwey • Wareham • Waterloo • Weymouth • Winchester • Woking • Wool

Moreton (Dorset) Station is 25.23 Kilometers away

Directions from Bessells Lane 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

Thornford Station is 25.35 Kilometers away

Directions from Bessells Lane to Thornford

Thornford 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 • Dorchester West • Filton Abbey Wood • Freshford • Frome • Gloucester • Great Malvern • Keynsham • Lawrence Hill • Maiden Newton • Malvern Link • Nailsea & Backwell • Oldfield Park • Stapleton Road • 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 31.32 Kilometers away Directions from Bessells Lane to Bournemouth International Airport
Bristol International Airport is 62.24 Kilometers away Directions from Bessells Lane to Bristol International Airport
Ferries

Nearest Ferries

Poole Ferry Terminal is 28.25 Kilometers away
Directions from Bessells Lane to Poole Ferry Terminal
Poole Quay Ferry Landing is 28.26 Kilometers away
Directions from Bessells Lane to Poole Quay Ferry Landing
Brownsea Island Ferry Landing is 31.55 Kilometers away
Directions from Bessells Lane to Brownsea Island Ferry Landing
Sandbanks Ferry Terminal is 32.34 Kilometers away
Directions from Bessells Lane to Sandbanks Ferry Terminal
Motorways

Nearest Motorway or Major Trunk Road

Bessells Lane is approximately miles from the

Nearest Motorway Junctions

Junction: M4 J18/A46(T)/A46 - 65.33 Km Away
Directions from Bessells Lane to M4 J18/A46(T)/A46
Junction: M32 J3/A4320/B4051 - 65.58 Km Away
Directions from Bessells Lane to M32 J3/A4320/B4051
Junction: M32 J2/A432/B4058/B4469 - 66.15 Km Away
Directions from Bessells Lane to M32 J2/A432/B4058/B4469
Junction: M4 J17/A350/A429/B4122 - 66.46 Km Away
Directions from Bessells Lane to M4 J17/A350/A429/B4122

In the Area

Nearest Supermarkets

Nearest Supermarkets

The Co-operative

Salisbury Road, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 7QG
Distance: 7.69 Kilometres
Directions from Bessells Lane to The Co-operative

Iceland

Salisbury Road, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 7QG26 Salisbury Street, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 7AR
Distance: 7.92 Kilometres
Directions from Bessells Lane to Iceland

W M Morrison Supermarkets plc

Salisbury Road, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 7QG26 Salisbury Street, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 7ARWest Street, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 7AW
Distance: 8.02 Kilometres
Directions from Bessells Lane to W M Morrison Supermarkets plc

Tesco

Salisbury Road, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 7QG26 Salisbury Street, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 7ARWest Street, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 7AWChristys Lane, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 8PF
Distance: 9.71 Kilometres
Directions from Bessells Lane to Tesco
Nearest Tourist Attractions

Nearest Tourist Attractions

Landmark or Antiquity

Attraction Name: Fiddleford Manor
Distance: 4.58 (km)
Directions from Bessells Lane to Fiddleford Manor

Tourist Attraction

Attraction Name: Uk Bike Park
Distance: 4.93 (km)
Directions from Bessells Lane to Uk Bike Park

Historic House

Attraction Name: Fiddleford Manor
Distance: 5.03 (km)
Directions from Bessells Lane to Fiddleford Manor

Museum

Attraction Name: Sturminster Newton Museum
Distance: 6.44 (km)
Directions from Bessells Lane to Sturminster Newton Museum

Local Government and Policing

Councils

Local Council Details

Within the area of North Dorset District
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Salisbury Road
Blandford Forum
Dorset
DT11 7LL
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Telephone Number: 01258 454 111
Ward: Hill Forts Ward
Parish: Hill Forts Ward
Ceremonial County: Dorset
County Council:
Address:
Within the Westminster Parliamentary Constituency of North Dorset
The Member of Parliament is Simon Hoare
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In the 2017 General Election Simon Hoare won with a majority of 25777 the result was Con hold. The total electorate was 76324
Population

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
Policing

Neighbourhood Policing

Police Force: Dorset
Find a Local Neighbourhood Watch Scheme

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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