Welcome to the Parish of Winfrith Newburgh and East  Knighton in glorious Dorset. 

Winfrith Newburgh is a large Carrie, Sheila and Jill-2parish located between  Dorchester and Wareham on the A352 about 3 miles west  of Wool.

We are a lively community, with lots going on – see our What’s On page for the regular events and the column on the right for the one-off events.


Winfrith is within a designated Area of Outstanding Beauty and on the edge of the World Heritage Jurassic Coast – a great place to live or visit. Come and see us.

Click here to be taken to a map so you can find us


6 thoughts on “Home

  1. Hello
    I understand your local residents that this is a great site to gain local village information. I was wondering if I can advertise on your site?? I have a small home from home dog boarding business and already a couple of residents will be looking after some dogs for me. But my business is expanding and I do need more lovely people to look after lovely dogs.

    I would be happy to pay for my advert, and can send you a copy.

    Please let me know your thoughts on this.

    Many Thanks


  2. Can anyone in Winfrith help ? I recently found a letter that my late mother wrote telling how her family were moved from a farm in Winfrith when the MOD took it over during the First World War. The story of how her life was changed by this makes for very sad reading. Does anyone have any historical documents relating to this, or any information as to where the farm was. I would be happy to pass on more details if contacted

    Thank you


    • Hi Sylvia

      I am a member of the Winfrith History Group, and was very interested to hear of your late mother’s letter. There were moves in the Second World War when the RAF created a dummy airfield on Winfrith Heath to protect nearby RAF Warmwell fighter station, but I haven’t heard of anything similar happening in the First World War. If you could let me have any more details that you such as farm name, mother’s family name, dates etc I will ask around and see if I can come up with anything that might shed some light on this. Best wishes Chris Pullen


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