West Ward Common

Common land located in Charminster, West Dorset, Dorset.


Adjacent to River Frome, 2 km NW of Dorchester.


Not disputed.

Part owned jointly by three private owners. Part owned by The Duchyof Cornwall. Part owned by the Minister of Health. (Also see below)

Final. Five owners registered by application and two ownersas directed by the Commons Commissioner.


Dairy cattle, heifers and horses.

Estovers (1)

Rights entries were disputed. The right of estoversallows cutting of hay over 2 acres of the common. Grazing is limited: Dairy cows form 6th to 14th of August; other stock from 15th August to 1st November


  • A roads
  • Footpaths

Other Notes


Land Data

Common Land Name West Ward Common
County Dorset
District West Dorset
Parish Charminster
TVG Reg # 35
Authority Dorset
Area 3.72 hectares / 9.19 acres
Ordnance Survey Sheet # 194
OS 100km Grid Square SY69
Easting 3675
Northing 918
OS Grid Ref 367500,91800
Min Contour 80
Max Contour 80
Median Elevation 80



Data recorded July, 1986.

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