East Stour Village

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Mobile Library
Thursday - fortnightly:
East Stour
Stops in the bus stop opposite

The Village Hall
11.45 to 12.05pm



Welcome to the East Stour Village website, a community website designed to provide information about the village and village activities to all readers

East Stour is a small ancient Dorset village  it has an area of 1,786 acres and a population of approximately 500 situated around 5 miles west of Shaftesbury.The river Stour runs along the border of the village with it’s neighbouring village of West Stour.

Over the centuries agriculture has provided employment for men, women, children and itinerant workers until the advent of tractors and mechanisation.   In 1085 the Domesday Book recorded and taxed 17 hides in East Stour and West Stour. With mills, pasture and meadow it was already an established village.
In more recent times, to supplement meagre incomes, women of East Stour made gloves for companies in neighbouring Gillingham and buttons for suppliers in Shaftesbury.

The parish church of Christ Church was rebuilt in 1841-42,  it is one of eight churches in the Benefice of Stour Vale. The village has several farms, two public houses, farm shop, garage and hairdressing salon. In addition, there are a number of trades and services offered by villagers.  These can be found listed on the LINKS page on this site.

For GPS to find the village use postcode: SP8 5JZ

Events coming up soon :


Coffee morning & Post Office in the Village Hall
Wednesdays 10.00am -12.00noon

Post Box Collections
From village postboxes : 4pm  Mon-Fri,
08:30 am Sat  Hairport

10:00 am Sat  Browns Lane

From Station Rd, Gillingham
6pm Mon-Fri, 12noon Sat

Click here to see the list of East Stour businesses

For details on how to get discounted heating oil click HERE

Catch up with the latest Village news !


Full details on EVENTS Diary page

Travel Dorset
(Click to view)
Information about roads, bus travel and car park costs around Dorset

Full details on EVENTS Diary page

View the latest news from David Little about the Villlage Hall

Village Hall news : November 2016

Full details on EVENTS Diary page

Saturday 10th June at 7:00pm
at the Village Hall
Tranter’s Folly
£7:50 includes one drink, buffet & band

Full Details on EVENTS Diary Page

Next Screening
Tuesday 4th April

Doors 6pm - Film 7:30pm
A United Kingdom (12a)

See Events Diary page for more info

Village Quiz Night

With Autumn Supper

Friday  20th   October at 7:30pm
in the Village Hall
Free to everyone in the village and will include a drink on arrival & supper.