Removals Child Okeford

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We're a family run removals business who love living and working in and around Dorset and Hampshire. From the rolling hills of the New Forest to the stunning Jurassic Coastline, this part of the world offers a unique quality of life that we simply can't get enough of. Whether you're a seasoned local or a newcomer to the area, we hope to share with you our passion for this beautiful corner of England.

On our website, apart from all of the usual business stuff you would expect to find including moves to and from Child Okeford, you'll find articles, stories, and resources that showcase the best of what Dorset and Hampshire have to offer, from top-rated restaurants and hidden gems to must-see attractions and upcoming events.

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Child Okeford

Carlin Brown Removals Bournemouth are a small local business based on the borders of Bournemouth in Dorset and The New Forest in Hampshire.
They specialise in house removals, storage, man and van, moving house, moving flat and relocation services.
The team at Carlin Brown Removals Bournemouth take great pride in ensuring that their customers receive quality service from start to finish.
They are willing to travel up to twenty miles from their base in Dorset, making them ideal for customers in and around the local area.
One of the destinations that Carlin Brown Removals Bournemouth often visit is Child Okeford in Dorset.
The village of Child Okeford is located just eight miles away from the centre of Christchurch, making it an easy and convenient location to move to and from.
Those moving to and from Child Okeford can take advantage of the knowledge and expertise of the team at Carlin Brown Removals Bournemouth.
They are experienced in all types of removals and are able to provide a tailored service to each customer.
As well as being a great option for those moving house, Child Okeford also has a number of interesting facts that make it a great place to live.
For example, the village is home to the oldest pub in Dorset ’€“ The New Inn ’€“ which dates back to the 16th century.
It is also home to the 12th century St.
Mary’€™s Church, which is the oldest surviving building in the village.
For those looking for quality removals and storage in and around the Child Okeford area, Carlin Brown Removals Bournemouth are the perfect choice.
They provide a friendly, professional and reliable service, and are always willing to go the extra mile to ensure that their customers are happy.
With their knowledge of the local area and their commitment to quality, Carlin Brown Removals Bournemouth are sure to make your move as stress-free as possible.

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Child Okeford


Child Okeford (sometimes written Childe Okeford) is a village and civil parish in the county of Dorset in southern England, 3 miles (5 kilometres) east of the small town of Sturminster Newton in the North Dorset administrative district. Child Okeford lies downstream from Sturminster, along the River Stour, which passes half a mile west of the village. In the 2011 census the civil parish had a population of 1,114.On Hambledon Hill to the east of the village are a Neolithic ceremonial burial site and an Iron Age hill fort. The latter has multiple ramparts enclosing 31 acres (13 hectares) and is rich in occupation remains. It occupies the entire northern spur of the hill above 140 metres (460 feet) and has been described as "one of the most impressive earthworks in southern England".In the Domesday Book of 1086 Child Okeford was recorded as Acford and appears in two entries. It had 39 households and a total taxable value of 10 geld units. By 1227 the village was known as Childacford. The village's name derives from the Old English cild, meaning a noble-born son, plus ac and ford, also Old English, meaning an oak-tree ford. The noble-born son likely referred to an early owner.In 1645 Hambledon Hill was the site of a battle in the English Civil War; a group of locals, who were antagonistic to the war and called themselves "the Clubmen", attacked both Royalist and Parliamentarian forces and petitioned them to end the war. Under the leadership of the rector of nearby Compton Abbas, 2,000 of them assembled on the hill and defied Oliver Cromwell's requests to lay down their arms. Cromwell sent in troops and defeated them, then locked up 300 prisoners in the church at Iwerne Courtney and extracted promises of good behaviour. Cromwell wrote of them as being "poor silly creatures" who "promise to be very dutiful for time to come". A century later General James Wolfe used the hill's steeper sides to prepare his troops; they later surprised the French at Quebec by scaling the Plains of Abraham under cover of darkness.A World War I war memorial in the form of a stone cross stands at the road junction known in the village as The Cross.The Somerset and Dorset Railway ran to the west of the village, through neighbouring Shillingstone, until the line closed in 1966 under the Beeching cuts. The Shillingstone Station, however, is being refurbished under the Shillingstone Station Project.Child Okeford parish covers 1,570 acres (640 hectares) at an elevation of about 40 to 190 metres (130 to 620 feet), though the major part is below about 90 metres (300 feet). The underlying geology is Kimmeridge clay, upper and lower greensand, gault, some chalk in the east and river gravels by the River Stour.In the 2011 census Child Okeford civil parish had 533 dwellings, 503 households and a population of 1,114.The population of the parish in the censuses between 1921 and 2001 is shown in the table below:Child Okeford has a village hall, community centre, playing field (including a football pitch and cricket pitch), doctor's surgery, post office and general store, Church of England primary school, and a nursery or educational support centre for children age 0 11 years. Advert - Gold Hill Farm is an organic farm that also houses an organic food shop, a café, an artist, a glass blower, a cheese maker and a dog groomer.In 1561 William Kethe was appointed vicar of the parish. He remained in the village until his death in 1594. Kethe wrote the hymns O worship the King, all glorious above and All people that on earth do dwell, the latter adapted from Psalm 100 and set to the tune of The Old Hundredth. Other well known people who live or lived in the village include the composer Sir John Tavener, who lived in the village until his death in 2013, TV presenter Harry Corbett, originator of Sooty and Sweep, who lived here until his death in 1989, TV presenter Mick Robertson, known for Magpie, politician David James, who lived in the village whilst Conservative MP for North Dorset, and actor Tom Mennard, known for the character Sam Tindall in Coronation Street.Child Okeford Village HallChild Okeford: crossChild Okeford: the post officeVillage centreMore Media related to Child Okeford can be found at Wikimedia Commons

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