is a large village
in the Purbeck
district of Dorset
; situated 6 miles north-west of Wareham
. The local travel links are located 6 miles from the village to Wareham railway station
and 17 miles to Bournemouth International Airport
. The main road running through the village is West Street. According to the 2001 Census
, the village had a population of 1,797.
It is situated at the junction of the A31 and A35 trunk roads half way between Poole and Dorchester.
It features a pub called the Royal Oak.