The picturesque village of Netherbury is situated one mile south of Beaminster and five miles north of Bridport, just off the A3066. It is a beautiful and secluded village, which straddles the river Brit. Netherbury is very close to the coast, it has a number of interesting and historic places close by as well as being surrounded by beautiful countryside.
The village has the Church of St Mary the Virgin, a village hall where lots of activities and events take place and a community playing field. There aren’t any shops in the village but there is a local pub, The Hare & Hounds in Waytown,
There is tremendous community spirit in the village and many local groups regularly come together to raise money for local charities, the church and village projects. Netherbury Village Charities were founded in the sixteenth Century and still provide much needed support for our rural community in areas such as Education, Welfare and Village Amenities.
The village has annual flower shows and a Gardens Open event as well as a number of the village gardens that open to the public under The National Garden Scheme.
Talented locals include Nicola Leader, who drew the pictures for this site, award-winning natural history photographer Colin Varndell and stained glass worker Nicholas Harbron, who worked on the west window of Sherborne Abbey with Malcolm Webster.
Check out the Dorset Page and the Dorset Countryside websites for details of local attractions and other towns and villages in Dorset. Look at the Dorset Online Parish Clerk website and see the historical data available (for free) on Netherbury and other towns and villages in Dorset.