Maiden Newton parish church of St Mary
Maiden Newton railway station, which serves the village, is on the Heart of Wessex Line. The A356 main road also passes through the village.
In the vicinity of the village is evidence of Roman occupation and early British settlements.
The parish church of St Mary contains much Norman work, with additions from the 14th and 15th centuries.
Maiden Newton is also home to one of the country's oldest fire engines, restored and in full working order.
In the 'Wessex Novels' of Thomas Hardy, Maiden Newton was the basis for the fictional village of 'Chalk-Newton'.
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- West Dorset District Council, Holiday and Tourist Guide, c.1983, p13
- "Dorset H-R". The Domesday Book Online. domesdaybook.co.uk. http://www.domesdaybook.co.uk/dorset2.html. Retrieved 2 March 2015.
- "Place: [Maiden Newton"]. Open Domesday. domesdaymap.co.uk. http://domesdaymap.co.uk/place/SY5997/maiden-newton/. Retrieved 2 March 2015.