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Bere Regis Village, Dorset
© Bere Regis Village  2003  -  2017

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Bere  

Regis  

has  

known  

more  

illustrious  

times-and  

even  

royal  

patronage-during  

its  

1,000  

years  

or  

more  

of  

history.  

If

the  

parish  

as  

a  

whole  

is  

considered,  

the  

history  

of  

human  

occupation  

and  

settlement  

goes  

back  

much  

further,  

and

archaeological  

remains  

show  

the  

higher  

downland  

in  

the  

northern  

part  

of  

the  

parish  

to  

have  

been  

continuously

occupied from Neolithic times (2500-1900 BC) until the Roman period (AD 43-AD 410).

Local   Villager   John   England   wrote   a   book   in   2012   on the   Wells,   Pumps   &   Boreholes   of   Bere   Regis,   called 'Well   Well   Well'.   Over   250   Wells   are   recorded   with over   100   Photographs   to   illustrate.   The   book   is   only £5   and   can   be   bought   direct   from   John   via   email here     or    calling    him    on    01929    471    469.    It    also available   at   the   village   Post   Office,   with   a   copy   to read   at   the   Parish   Church   of   St.   John   the   Baptist. You    can    read    an    extract    from    it,    by    clicking    the Photograph     above,     of     the     Well     at     Honeycombe Cottage, in Shitterton...
As   part   of   the   community   Bere   14-18   Commemorations,   a small   team   is   researching   the   lives   of   the   men   of   our   three local     parishes     (Bere     Regis,     Winterborne     Kingston     & Affpuddle   /Turnerspuddle)   who   served   in   the   forces   in   the Great   War.   Their   names   are   listed   if   you   click   the   Picture above.    If   you   think   you   are   a   descendent   of   any   of   the   men listed    and    may    have    some    family    or    service    history    or mementoes   (Photos,   medals,   service   papers,   cuttings,   etc   ) about    them,    could    you    kindly    contact    Philip    Ventham    on 01929 471 215 or email here. We     would     be     very     pleased     to     speak     with     you.     Any information,    however    insignificant,    is    of    interest    as    very often,   family   recollections   can   fill   gaps   in   the   official   records. All    contributions    will    be    acknowledged    and    mementoes recorded and returned.
These     wonderful     Woods,     covering     much     of     the farmland   south   of   Shitterton   and   running   up   to   Black Hill,    were    the    idea    of    Dr    Brian    May    CBE.    Having purchased   the   land   in   2012,   he   shared   his   100,000 tree   planting   plans   and   then   proceeded   to   turn   his dreams    into    reality.    This    page    acts    as    a    pictorial record   following   that   journey   and   also   showing   you how   the   Woods   are   developing   today   and   into   the future.   As   a   village,   we   are   immensely   grateful   for Brian’s   vision   and   generations   of   villagers   to   come will benefit from his generosity.
There   are   many   things   that   people   in   the   Village   can do   to   help   the   environment.   Click   the   image   above   for some    ideas.    There    are    also    some    general    everyday living   tips   that   may   help   make   your   life   a   little   bit   more simple and successful...  
Bere Regis Village
Since   our   inception   in   2003,   over   75,200   people   have   visited   the   site   from   92   Countries.   Albania,   Argentina,   Australia, Austria,   Azerbaijan,   Bahamas,   Bahrain,   Bangladesh,   Belarus,   Belgium,   Benin,   Bermuda,   Botswana,   Brazil,   British   Virgin Islands,   Bulgaria,   Cambodia,   Cameroon,   Canada,   Cayman   Islands,   Chile,   China,   Costa   Rica,   Croatia,   Cyprus,   Czech   Republic, Denmark,    Ecuador,    Egypt,    Estonia,    Ethiopia,    Finland,    France,    Gabon,    Georgia,    Germany,    Ghana,    Grenada,    Hungary, Iceland,    India,    Indonesia,    Iran,    Ireland,    Israel,    Italy,    Japan,    Kuwait,    Laos,    Lebanon,    Lithuania,    Macedonia,    Malaysia, Mexico,   Montenegro,   Morocco,   Netherlands,   New   Zealand,   Nigeria,   Norway,   Oman,   Pakistan,   Peru,   Philippines,   Poland, Portugal,   Qatar,   Romania,   Russia,   Saint   Lucia,   Saudi   Arabia,   Senegal,   Serbia,   Singapore,   Slovakia,   South   Africa,   South Korea,    Spain,    Sri    Lanka,    Sweden,    Switzerland,    Taiwan,    Thailand,    Togo,    Trinidad    &    Tobago,    Tunisia,    Turkey,    Uganda, Ukraine,   UAE,   UK,   USA,   Vietnam   &   Zimbabwe.   You   can   see   the   Visitor   Countries   marked   in   red   on   the   Map   above   - everyone is welcome!
Bere Regis Village website
Bere Regis plans, creation and ongoing development of May's Wood
Well, Well, Well
The   village   features   St   John   the   Baptist   church   which   has   a   history   dating   back   1000   years   -   tours   given   by   church   members   are available between May and September. Next to the Bere Stream, Elder Road Open Space can be found with it's riverside boardwalk and bridge. There   is   a   farm   shop   on   Rye   Hill   (the   road   towards   Wool   village)   which   sells   a   large   variety   of   local   produce.   There   are   also   two village pubs and a village shop. Close   by   are   the   villages   of   Briantspuddle,   Affpuddle   and   Turnerspuddle,   which   are   quiet   and   picturesque.   Affpuddle   Forest which   is   managed   by   the   Forestry   Commission   is   found   south   of   Affpuddle   village,   with   Higher   Hyde   Heath   (managed   by   Dorset Wildlife Trust) found south of Bere Regis. For the adventurous, there are numerous outdoor activities within easy reach of Bere Regis including Quad Biking, Hang-Gliding and Clay Pigeon Shooting.

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© Bere Regis Village  2003  -  2017
Bere Regis Village

Browse   

around   

the   

site   

and   

find   

out   

all   

the   

local

information, history and news about our Village...

Bere  

Regis  

has  

known  

more  

illustrious  

times-and  

even

royal   

patronage-during   

its   

1,000   

years   

or   

more   

of

history.   

If   

the   

parish   

as   

a   

whole   

is   

considered,   

the

history  

of  

human  

occupation  

and  

settlement  

goes  

back

much   

further,   

and   

archaeological   

remains   

show   

the

higher  

downland  

in  

the  

northern  

part  

of  

the  

parish  

to

have  

been  

continuously  

occupied  

from  

Neolithic  

times

(2500-1900  

BC)  

until  

the  

Roman  

period  

(AD  

43-AD

410).

Local   Villager   John   England    wrote   a   book   in   2012   on   the   Wells, Pumps   &   Boreholes   of   Bere   Regis,   called   'Well   Well   Well'.   Over   250 Wells   are   recorded   with   over   100   Photographs to   illustrate.   The   book   is   only   £5   and   can   be bought    direct    from    John    via    email    here    or calling   him   on   01929   471   469.   It   also   available at   the   village   Post   Office,   with   a   copy   to   read   at the   Parish   Church   of   St.   John   the   Baptist.   You   can   read   an   extract from     it,     by     clicking     the     Photograph     above,     of     the     Well     at Honeycombe Cottage, in Shitterton...
As   part   of   the   community   Bere   14-18   Commemorations,   a   small   team is   researching   the   lives   of   the   men   of   our   three   local   parishes   (Bere Regis,   Winterborne   Kingston   &   Affpuddle   /Turnerspuddle)   who   served in   the   forces   in   the   Great   War.   Their   names   are   listed   if   you   click   the Picture   above.    If   you   think   you   are   a   descendent   of   any   of   the   men listed   and   may   have   some   family   or   service   history   or   mementoes (Photos,   medals,   service   papers,   cuttings,   etc   )   about   them,   could   you kindly contact Philip Ventham on 01929 471 215 or email here. We    would    be    very    pleased    to    speak    with    you.    Any    information, however   insignificant,   is   of   interest   as   very   often,   family   recollections can     fill     gaps     in     the     official     records.    All     contributions     will     be acknowledged and mementoes recorded and returned.
These   wonderful   Woods,   covering   much   of   the   farmland   south   of Shitterton   and   running   up   to   Black   Hill,   were   the   idea   of   Dr   Brian May    CBE.    Having    purchased    the    land    in 2012,   he   shared   his   100,000   tree   planting plans     and     then     proceeded     to     turn     his dreams    into    reality.    This    page    acts    as    a pictorial    record    following    that    journey    and also    showing    you    how    the    Woods    are developing   today   and   into   the   future.   As   a village,     we     are     immensely     grateful     for Brians   vision   and   generations   of   villagers   to   come   will   benefit   from his generosity.
There   are   many   things   that   people   in   the   Village   can   do   to   help   the environment.   Click   the   image    above   for   some   ideas.   There   are   also some   general   everyday   living   tips   that   may   help   make   your   life   a   little bit more simple and successful...  
Since   our   inception   in   2003,   over   75,200   people   have   visited   the   site from   92   Countries.   Albania,   Argentina,   Australia,   Austria,   Azerbaijan, Bahamas,   Bahrain,   Bangladesh,   Belarus,   Belgium,   Benin,   Bermuda, Botswana,     Brazil,     British     Virgin Islands,        Bulgaria,        Cambodia, Cameroon,       Canada,       Cayman Islands,   Chile,   China,   Costa   Rica, Croatia,   Cyprus,   Czech   Republic, Denmark,   Ecuador,   Egypt,   Estonia, Ethiopia,    Finland,    France,    Gabon,    Georgia,    Germany,    Ghana, Grenada,   Hungary,   Iceland,   India,   Indonesia,   Iran,   Ireland,   Israel, Italy,     Japan,     Kuwait,     Laos,     Lebanon,     Lithuania,     Macedonia, Malaysia,     Mexico,     Montenegro,     Morocco,     Netherlands,     New Zealand,    Nigeria,    Norway,    Oman,    Pakistan,    Peru,    Philippines, Poland,    Portugal,    Qatar,    Romania,    Russia,    Saint    Lucia,    Saudi Arabia,   Senegal,   Serbia,   Singapore,   Slovakia,   South   Africa,   South Korea,   Spain,   Sri   Lanka,   Sweden,   Switzerland,   Taiwan,   Thailand, Togo,   Trinidad   &   Tobago,   Tunisia,   Turkey,   Uganda,   Ukraine,   UAE, UK,   USA,   Vietnam   &   Zimbabwe.   You   can   see   the   Visitor   Countries marked in red on the Map above - everyone is welcome!
Bere Regis Village Website
The   village   features   St   John   the   Baptist   church   which   has   a   history dating   back   1000   years   -   tours   given   by   church   members   are   available between May and September. Next   to   the   Bere   Stream,   Elder   Road   Open   Space   can   be   found   with   it's riverside boardwalk and bridge. There   is   a   farm   shop   on   Rye   Hill   (the   road   towards   Wool   village) which   sells   a   large   variety   of   local   produce.   There   are   also   two   village pubs and a village shop. Close      by      are      the      villages      of      Briantspuddle,      Affpuddle      and Turnerspuddle,    which    are    quiet    and    picturesque.    Affpuddle    Forest which    is    managed    by    the    Forestry    Commission    is    found    south    of Affpuddle    village,    with    Higher    Hyde    Heath    (managed    by    Dorset Wildlife Trust) found south of Bere Regis. For the adventurous, there are numerous outdoor activities within easy reach of Bere Regis including Quad Biking, Hang-Gliding and Clay Pigeon Shooting.

Do  

keep  

popping  

back  

as  

this  

website  

gets  

updated,

still  

lots  

of  

interesting  

content  

to  

be  

added  

usually  

on

a daily basis

Church Information
2018 Calendar Christmas Services Guest Book Villagers Images Add a link