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Recent updates 

  • Parish Council agenda 19 Sept - here

  • Dorset Care Record - here

  • Archaeology day school Sat 30 Sept - here

  • Dorset Historic Churches Trust event - see below

  • Dorset Archaelogical Days - here and here

  • CYBER ATTACK info - here


Dorset Historic Churches Trust - Ride and Stride event 2017

This is an annual event where sponsored walkers and bike riders visit and sign in at a number of churches. The purpose is to raise money for the Dorset Historic Churches Trust which gives grants for the maintenance of church buildings.

On September 9th at least one person in the village is taking part this year so if you would like to join in please ring 880457. Half of the money raised from the Ride and Stride event will be returned immediately to the Parochial Church Council of our local church (St Andrew’s).


Neighbourhood Security 

  • Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner web site - here

Other information

  • Parish Council meeting dates for 2017 are now on the Parish Council Information page - note recent amendments to dates - new start time 7pm

  • Houghton Traffic survey news here

  • 20 mph speed limit - here

  • Dorset Community Foundation - please pass this information to anyone without a computer who might need it - click here

  • Information for the disabled, older people and carers - here

  • Age Concern still need volunteers - here - posted 21 Oct 2015

  • General information on road closures here

  • Links to travel information - here and here

  • Location of finger posts - here - posted 21 Dec 2014

  • VILLAGE PLAN DOCUMENT - here - posted 1 Oct 2012


Winterborne Houghton parish lies 15 miles north of Lulworth Cove on the Purbeck Heritage Coast, Dorset, England in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Surrounding woodland and downland is designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest


Lat: 50° 50' 20'' N,

Long: 2° 15' 20'' W

British National Grid ST 820045

Houghton weather here

Road information here

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 Photo from Sept 2010 - fruit yields are even better this year



The village from Houghton South Down - 620 ft above sea level

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Most recent site update 19/09/2017