or East Chaldon
is a village in the Purbeck
district of the county of the English
county of Dorset
. It is situated two miles
from the coast
and eight miles south east of Dorchester
. The village has a population
of 166 (2001
), 11.9% of dwellings are second homes
Notable for being the home of Llewelyn Powys, his wife, Alyse Gregory and the sisters Elizabeth Muntz (sculpturess) and Hope Muntz (authoress and historian) who wrote The Golden Warrior.
The village was home to an artists' colony under the patronage of T.F. Powys.