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).

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.
Bere Regis Village Green 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
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.
Bere Regis plans, creation and ongoing development of May's Wood
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 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...
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.
© 2003, Bere Regis Village Website.

Welcome to the Bere Regis Website

BERE REGIS WEATHER
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  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.
Bere Regis Village Green 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 Website
Since our inception in 2003, 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!
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.
© 2003, Bere Regis Village Website.

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BERE REGIS WEATHER