Maiden Newton and Cattistock Stores are family run village shops in the heart of Dorset. Run by Andy Hodder and his wife Donna who have owned the stores for 5 years. Since becoming owners of the two village stores, extensive work has been carried out to improve the appearance and character of the buildings. The fully refurbished Cattistock Stores and Post Office is now light and airy and plays host to a delightful Tea Room. Improvements to the exterior and interior of Maiden Newton Stores are due to be carried out Summer 2016.

Our aim is to make our customers happy and keep the shelves well stocked with a variety of local produce, plenty of monthly offers and overall a friendly place to shop. We fully encourage customers to shop at smaller independent stores so comments and requests from customers are always welcome. Pop in store or email us at

St Mary’s is a vibrant Anglican church in the centre of Maiden Newton. It is part of The Melbury Team and has served the local community for many generations. The original building has been added to over the centuries to the building we see today. It has a bell tower with a peel of six bells. It also boasts the original Norman door on the north of the building. This door is no longer used and is reputed to still retain the original rivets. It is also claimed to be one of the oldest church doors in the country. For more information visit,

Maiden Newton Village Hall is located in the centre of the Village near to the Railway Station and Play Area. It has a car park at the rear and is suitable for private functions including children’s parties.

The hiring rate is £8.00 per hour, plus heating, which is operated by using the meter with £1.00 coins.

The hall has a recently refurbished kitchen and also a Bar area. It is large enough for bouncy castles etc and there is also easy access to the Children’s Play Area.

There is cutlery, crockery, kettles etc available free of charge for the use of the Hirer.

The Youth and Community Centre has played host to many groups and conventions. The new adjoining Maiden Newton Children’s Centre is a purpose built building that hosts the Maiden Newton Pre-School, Bouncing Beanz (an after school and holiday club), toddler groups and committee meetings. For more information on Maiden Newton Childcare Provision visit  

Girling and Bowditch Veterinary Surgery was established in 1998. Ran by Matthew Bowditch and Terry Girling and a dedicated team of veterinary surgeons, veterinary nurses and support staff offering friendly and high quality care including a 24 hour emergency service. Girling and Bowditch also have three surgeries for routine appointments located on Bull Lane, Maiden Newton, Crewkerne and Beaminster. For more information visit

Maiden Newton railway station is located on the heart of the Wessex line between Bristol and Weymouth. Opened on 20 January 1857 by the Wilts, Somerset and Weymouth Railway with the section of their route from Yeovil Pen Mill to Weymouth. This completed their main line from Chippenham to Weymouth, the first part of which had opened in 1848. The station retains two platforms as it is a passing place on the single line between Dorchester and Yeovil. The entrance is on the northbound platform, the side closest to the village.

Tollerford Practice Pound Piece Surgery

Pound Piece
Maiden Newton
Telephone: 01300 320206

Maiden Newton Firestation

Bull Lane
Maiden Newton
Tel: 01300 320342

In an emergency dial 999

Greenford Primary School

Greenford CE Primary School,
Chilfrome Lane,
Maiden Newton.
Tel: 320644

Maiden Newton Events calendar coming soon!


Maiden Newton Stores

1&2 Church Road,

Maiden Newton,

Dorchester, Dorset


01300 321190


Opening Times

Monday – Saturday : 8:00am – 7:00pm

Sunday : 9:00am – 6:00pm


Post Office

Monday – Friday : 9:00am – 12:30pm

Saturday : 9:00am – 12:30pm

Sunday : Closed