Verwood, Dorset, UK



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Welcome to the original Verwood and Three Legged X Community website.
(Select here for a Short History of Verwood)


This is the place for all your information about Verwood and the surrounding area.
 It is an independent, not-for-profit, non-commercial site with no paid advertising.  
It also hosts the official Websites of the following:-

"Verwood and 3X Twinning Association"  & the

"Verwood Heathland Heritage Centre"   & a   

"Comprehensive history site".

Local Societies and event organisers who have any updates, or event dates, that they would like  included for FREE in the "WHAT'S ON" page (normally local and none commercial). Information/articles may be emailed to the.




Verwood Details

 Post town  Verwood 


 District Postcode  BH31 ---
 District  East Dorset  UK Parliament

 North Dorset

 Dialing code  +44 (0)1202 ----
 Shire county  Dorset  European Parliament

 South West England

 OS grid reference  SU0808
 Region  South West  Why not listen live to Verwood's Own 
Community Radio Station

while you browse this site. Select the AE. 
 Police  Dorset
 Constituent country  England   Fire  Dorset
 Sovereign state  United Kingdom Ambulance  South Western


Boules in Verwood 


Apologies to those who recently wished to play Boules on the Recreation Ground. Though the Boules practices started in May 2014, and there have been some games, there is no Boules League this year due to reduced interest, though some members of Twinning have cleaned the pitch of weeds and occasionally used it.

If anybody, whether in Twinning or not, wishes to play, then please feel free to use the facility - It was provided by the Town Council to be used. If there is a desire by enough people to have friendly games then please contact Verwood Twinning Association with their  details.  Some twinners should be able to play from September 2014, and if there is enough interest next year then Verwood could possibly rejoin the league. Boules can be borrowed if required.


 Clive Grove (Chairman) on     01202 826449 or


 Latest News & Updates - Verwood Dorset UK.
also check the Verwood Noticeboard.

Please select 
here for a full report  of the Verwood and 3LX Twinning Association's  recent 
visit to Champtoceaux,
 from the 27th August to the 1st September 2014

Dorset Architectural 
Heritage Week

 is an annual event  to stimulate public awareness of Dorset's rich architectural and cultural heritage by allowing free access to many properties that are normally closed to the public or charge for entry.
The first half of the week is part of the national Heritage Open Days but Dorset contains such a wealth of fascinating architecture that the events continue in the County for a further four days!
Note that some events are limited and require booking - visit the East Dorset Heritage Trust website for further details.

Woodlands Parish Church Flower Festival and in Wimborne, Dean's Court, Priest house Museum, Wimborne Town Walk and Lutyens - The Great War Architect Talk plus many other events throughout Dorset.  (

On Monday the 
4th of August 2014 
Verwood Town CommemorateD
 the start of WW1 and re-dedicated the "Verwood Memorial Recreation Ground".

select the link for more details.

the Verwood and Three Legged Town Plan

is now available from the Town Hall

Solstice Renewables 
has gained planning consent for a 
20.4MW solar park 
near Verwood 

In July 2014  Solstice Renewables announced that it has gained planning consent for a 20.4MW solar park near Verwood in Dorset which will generate enough renewable electricity to power the equivalent of 6,000 average homes almost all the homes in Verwood. It will protect the green belt land for 25 years.

The site will cover a total area of 113 acres/45.7 ha, over four separate flat fields which is very well screened by existing hedging. The panels will cover 85 acres and the rest of the land is set aside for ecological habitat enhancement and will continue in agricultural usage, with sheep grazing between the panels during winter, while in summer the land will become a haven for wildlife.


Library books Delivered to your door for FREE by Royal Voluntary Service volunteers.

The Church of the Ascension, Woodlands
In January 2014 a new article (with pictures) written by the Rector has been added to the Verwood History Site.
The architect was G. F. Bodley R.A. who not only designed great cathedrals in Tasmania and Washington, but also the "Church of Ascension" in Woodlands.

Plastic Milk Bottle Tops charity collection.
As many people are aware plastic milk bottle tops are being collected in Verwood for funds to support the disabled and terminally ill children in respite care 
Naomi's House (Hampshire) and Julia's House (Dorset).
If you collect already or wish to do so then they can be taken to known collection points or Verwood Town Hall,
 but please note the following important information.
Only those lids with the recycling label shown (including the 2) are required and raises 30 per tonne. If any other lids are included it is classed as "mixed plastic" and raises only 3 per tonne.
Please continue to collect for these worthwhile charities but please be aware of the above. Thank you to all those of you who do collect for your support.

Verwood Friday Market

Open 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Friday in the Memorial Hall.
A Friendly Indoor Market (free entry) comprising only of non-commercial market stalls selling handmade gifts and crafts, bakery and produce, plus refreshments. A great place to shop for locally grown, made or produced produce, crafts or gifts and then sit having a chat over a lovely steaming cup of tea/coffee and tea cake. Free Parking and admission.
For enquires/table hire please call Sue 01202 890001  

The latest 
verwood & Three Legged Cross 
Official Guide is now available.

You can pick up 
your Personal copy
 from the Town Hall in Vicarage Road.

  Verwood Historical Society are pleased to announce    
the publication of a new book

Written and compiled by
Jill Coulthard.

Priced at 10  (Now 5) it can be obtained from

Verwood Heathland Heritage Centre

At the reduced price it is fantastic value

Please visit the the Historical Society Website
 for information about Postal Copies



Snippet ...
Some think that Three Legged Cross may have been named after the gallows,
       which were often nicknamed the three legged mare.

Verwood has a namesake ...
 ... in Saskatchewan, Canada. It appears now to be mainly a Ghost Town with few families remaining It has many old buildings included houses, church, grain elevator and an old wooden pavement.


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