A Market Town in West Dorset
Beaminster is a pretty, small town and civil parish in West Dorset. Today the population is approx – 3,000.
During English Civil War, the town of Beaminster declared allegiance for parliament and were sacked by the Royalists. As a result of this stance, the town did not get a railway which ensured it remained just a small town.
In the region of the town, a neo-Georgian country house named Horn Park was completed in 1911. The building is listed Grade II and it’s gardens are occasionally opened up for the public.
The town hosts a very popular nine day music and art festival every year.
Clippers Teas Ltd, a relatively new business is based in Beaminster.
Beaminster Technology College, a small secondary school with about 700 pupils from Year 7 to Year 11 has gained good reports from OFSTED.
Beaminster is the home town of actor Martin Clunes and 2009 MasterChef champion Mat Follas, who has his tourist destination restaurant ‘The Wild Garlic’ in the town square.