The Parish of Thorncombe lies in the north-west corner of Dorset, bordering both Devon and
Somerset. It is set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Parish is over 5200 acres in
extent and is principally agricultural land. It forms part of the district of West Dorset. There is a
population of about 700, half of which live in the village of Thorncombe, and the rest in the
hamlets of Holditch, Hewood, Synderford and outlying farms and houses.
The Parish has a wealth of amenities and attractions, and this site contains information, photos
and maps to tell you about them and the people of Thorncombe.