The Parish of Stourpaine is situated on the east bank of the river Stour, approximately 2.5 miles north of Blandford Forum.
The older part of the village generally lies to the west of the main road. The older parts of the village are predominately 18th and early 19th Century cottages. The village has a fine predominantly 15th Century church. The first documentary evidence of the church is contained in Domesday and is a record of a gift of land to the church. The record reads that in 1085 Humphrey the Chamberlain gave half a hide (roughly seventy acres) to the church.
The village is fortunate to have a popular and well regarded public house and village shop and a new village hall which is used for various community activities. If you would like more information regarding the village please go to www.stourpaine.info