Didmarton Village Hall

Didmarton Village Hall & Playing Fields


The Village

Didmarton lies in the beautiful Cotswolds in the county of Gloucestershire. Bordering the Badminton Estate, home of the Duke of Beaufort, Didmarton is a quintessentially English village dating back to the 12th Century. Today, it is a thriving community of 160 homes, young and old.

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Joyce's Pool

Entering Didmarton from the Tetbury side, Joyce's Pool is on the right next to the Leighterton road. A natural pool fed from an underground hillside Spring, the origin of the name is unknown, although local legend says that a girl named Joyce drown here sometime before 1839.

The Church

St Laurence's church at Didmarton is an building with a later open , unusual in England.

Archaeological work at Didmarton church has suggested an origin in the 12th century.The church's dedication is to , whose is on 3 February.

‍The village's is a square stone building with arched Another church at the western end of the village, once dedicated to St Michael and All Angels, has been converted to a private house, but its churchyard is still consecrated ground.

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Field Map of Didmarton

Created by Mike Carver

How many times have you tried to describe where you have been for a walk and resort to ‘the field with the big tree in' or 'the field where the sheep usually are’. All fields have names (or numbers) and the names can be amusing, obvious or puzzling but there has to be a reason for the name. Many common field names are obvious such as Close Field, Far Field and Twenty Acres but on this map what are the origins of Far Sunday Field and Cats Church?

This Map is based upon a 1922 Ordnance Survey map but five maps were used in total, dating back to 1882. Local farmers and land owners were very helpful in providing input and from now on, if you do get lost, you will at least know where you have been.

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The Kings Arms

Perfectly situated at the centre of the village is the Kings Arms, it was first mentioned in 1772.

A traditional British pub and hotel. The bar serves local ales and beers alongside a menu of seasonal British cuisine. Many of our ingredients are sourced from the iconic Badminton Estate, the venison being exceptionally good.

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The Badminton Estate

The medieval House was owned by the Boteler family from whom, in 1612, Edward Somerset, fourth Earl of Worcester, purchased the manors of Great and Little Badminton. Some years later, he gave Badminton to one of his sons, Sir Thomas Somerset who was the first to make what would be many significant alterations to the original House.

The Badminton Horse Trials

Considered one of the toughest and best 4 star events in the world. The Horse Trials are set in the Badminton Estate a stones through from Didmarton itself.

Westonbirt Arboretum

Home to an internationally celebrated collection of trees and shrubs, the nearby is 600 acres of stunning Victorian landscapes and perfect for a woodland stroll any time of the year.

Highgrove House & Gardens

Highgrove is the private residence of TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, near Tetbury in Gloucestershire. Since 1980 when the Prince of Wales first arrived at Highgrove, His Royal Highness has devoted much energy to transforming the gardens around the house, which are renowned as some of the most inspiring and innovative in the United Kingdom.

Other Local Attractions

Didmarton Races
Castle Combe Race Circuit
Lady's Wood Shooting School
Malmesbury Cathedral

The Cricket Team

The Team

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