Hinton St Mary is situated in the Blackmore Vale, one mile from Sturminster Newton and approximately 10 miles from Shaftesbury, Blandford, Sherborne and Gillingham.
The river Stour is on the western boundary where lies the much photogaphed Cutt Mill, sadly now partly ruined by fire.
The mosaic is now in the British Museum, but there is a display board in the village garden.
Hinton is a traditional English village, with a historic Church, a Manor House and a Pub, the White Horse.
It contains many lovely houses dating from the 16th century to the present day, of which many are thatched.
In Gallery you will find pictures of the village as it is today including an aerial photo and also pictures showing life as it once was.
It is a village of gardeners and in 1999 they created a village garden to commemorate the Millennium, which was filmed by BBC 2 for their programme ‘Charley’s Garden Army’. A monthly newsletter The Mosaic is circulated to all residents and provides detailed information on life in the community.
To see the latest and past editions go to The Mosaic.
The population of about 220 includes 34 children under 16.
It is also a very vibrant community and it has worked together on various projects including the restoration of the Village Hall a few years ago.
The Village Hall and Cricket Club have combined premises.