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Corton Denham Location

You can find the village of Corton Denham located in the valley between the scarp slope of Corton Hill and the dip slope of Corton Ridge in South East Somerset and several scenic footpaths traverse this attractive landscape. They include the MacMillan Way and Monarch’s Way National Trails as well as the Leland Trail long distance path running close by.

The nearest major towns are Sherborne, four miles to the South, and slightly further away Yeovil and Wincanton.

Coton Denham has the distinction of residing in Somerset and yet having a Dorset postal address. This is because the nearest postal town, Sherborne, sits just across the county border.

The village was originally named Corfetone, and features in the Domesday Book of 1086. The name Corftone comes from the Old English meaning the settlement in a cutting, a rather apt description of our locationThe second part of the name comes from the Dynham family who held the manor from the 12th century until 1509.

St Andrew's Church

St Andrew's Church

Since Norman times, a church building has stood on the hill overlooking Corton Denham. The present building, dedicated to St Andrew and designed by Charles Baker Green, was consecrated in 1870.
Village Hall

Village Hall

Managed by a committee of village residents, the extensively refurbished Village Hall provides a focal point for many village events and is available for public hire.
Village News

Village News

The Corton Denham News magazine is published bi-monthly and distributed by hand and e-mail to village residents.
Useful Information

Useful Information

Here you will find information including; Council and emergency services, elected representatives, utilities, refuse and recycling, health and schools within the Corton Denham area.
History & Geography

History & Geography

Here you will find some interesting material relating to the history and geography of this ancient settlement.
Gallery

Gallery

Here you will find a gallery of images showcasing events in the village, the stunning landscape surrounding Corton Denham, as well as many points of interest within the Parish.
Maps, Walks and Places to Visit

Maps, Walks and Places to Visit

Here you will find a map showing the location of the village and the many Rights of Way that traverse the Parish.

Upcoming Events

Oct
22
Sun
2017
10:00 am Church Service – Modern Communio...
Church Service – Modern Communio...
Oct 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Church Service - Modern Communion - Check Location
A combined Service for the Benefice [in any one of the churches] of Holy Communion, using the more modern Book of Common Worship. Check location at Cam Vale Benefice website at http://www.camvalebenefice.org.uk/whatson/
Oct
24
Tue
2017
9:30 am Post Office Mobile Van @ Village Hall
Post Office Mobile Van @ Village Hall
Oct 24 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Post Office Mobile Van @ Village Hall
Post Office Business
10:00 am Coffee Morning @ Village Hall
Coffee Morning @ Village Hall
Oct 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Coffee Morning @ Village Hall
Social ‘Get Together’
Oct
31
Tue
2017
9:30 am Post Office Mobile Van @ Village Hall
Post Office Mobile Van @ Village Hall
Oct 31 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Post Office Mobile Van @ Village Hall
Post Office Business