Glanvilles Wootton is a small village of less than 200 people and around 100 houses located in north Dorset about 6 miles south of Sherborne. It is located in the beautiful Vale of the White Hart.

The coat of arms derives from Henry de Glanville who was granted lordship of Wootton Glanville in 1210. The parish was described having ‘nearly 1700 acres of rich land and the population of about 300.’  The family died out around 1790. Many people locally used both names to refer to our village until the name, Glanvilles Wootton, was formalised in 1985.

We now have a new village sign featuring the coat of arms derived from Henry de Glanville. Our village is named after him. This solid oak framework, jointed in the traditional manner for green oak, is the work of James House of Newlands Lane who generously gave of his skill and time in its construction.

We welcome any feedback good or bad!  The idea behind the website is to tell new people about our wonderful village and to keep all residents up-to-date about what is happening in and around the local area.  This is a community website so contributions are always welcomed.  The White Hart Vale Magazine, which comes out bi-monthly and is delivered free to all households, also gives this sort of information but covers all the seven villages that make up the White Hart Vale (Bishops Caundle, Caundle Marsh, Folke, Glanvilles Wootton, Holnest, Holwell and Pulham).




Someone of you may have notice our defibrillator is in place by the entrance to the village hall. It is ready for use.

It is accessible in an unlocked, but alarmed, box. The use of the defibrillator is straightforward, it gives verbal instruction and will not function if not being used correctly, thus you cannot harm ‘the patient’. The ambulance 999 service has been made aware of its existence and will direct callers to the defib in appropriate circumstances.

Training is not required but some residents have attended a presentation in the village on Monday 30th January to make themselves familiar with the defibrillator and its use. Our thanks go to Dr Tuke who discussed its use and techniques that work alongside it.

Our thanks go to those who have made donations towards the provision of this potentially life saving resource.


During this difficult time, don’t forget there are a number of things you can have delivered direct to your door using local suppliers.

OXFORD BAKERY – based at Alweston are now offering delivery of boxes which include bread, butter, milk, eggs, cheese and perhaps a jam doughnut on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. 01963 23214 between 9am-2pm.

HUNTER’S MOON PUB – Our local pub is doing a takeaway and a delivery service.  01963 210966.

THE GREEN MAN, KING’S STAG – offering a takeaway service.  Telephone 01258 920022 from 2pm.


CERNE ABBAS STORES – offering a collect or delivery service. cerneabbasstores@gmail.com. Call 01300341395. Text 07795057517.

REBECCA GREEN CATERING – Based in Piddletrenthide and now offering a home delivery service. Have a look on their website and see the meals they offer. 01300 348526 or 07979 357516.

NEWSPAPER DELIVERY SERVICE – Beckley News (Joe & Barbara Herbert) 01935 814287 or beckleynews@tiscali.co.uk

There are also the delivery services offered by the main supermarkets and 

MILK & MORE – Our regular milkman, Roy, will deliver milk and other groceries straight to your door on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings.

Sherborne Independent Shops:

The following local, independent shops will deliver to your door. (Sherborne and areas within a five-mile radius – this may be flexible.) Please contact each store individually.
• The Pear Tree Deli and Café 01935 812828
• The Cross Keys 01935 508130
• Olivers 01935 815005
• Midwest Office Supplies 01935 814225
• Abbey Pharmacy 07970012539
• The Corner Shop 01935 815615
• Oxford Bakery 01963 23214
• Parson’s Butchers 01935 812071
• Sherborne Fruit and Veg Market 07515554549
• Elementum Gallery 07590115414
• Black Shed Flowers 07859911817
• Courtyard Salon (Products and Gift Cards) 01935 816372
• The Slipped Stitch (Will post) 01935 508249
• The Three Wishes (Large quantity for Residential Homes) 07966 385908
Sherborne Waitrose:
• Telephone the Sherborne Store directly on 01935 389490. They will deliver essential orders. Please be aware they might have to make brand swaps. Sorry no alcohol deliveries.
Please be aware these services are subject to change due to changing circumstances.
Please share the above information with others.


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