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Hyde House "Real Tennis" Court - geograph.org.uk - 422726.jpg
The real tennis court at Hyde House, Walditch
Grid reference: SY485925
Location: 50°43’53"N, 2°44’3"W
Post town: Bridport
Postcode: DT6
Dialling code: 01308
Local Government
Council: Dorset

Walditch is a small village in Dorset, close by Bothenhampton, about half a mile to the east of the coastal town of Bridport. The name Walditch is derived from an older term Waldyke, which alludes to the village's location: Walditch is located in the valley of a curved hill that encompasses the village; the hill has a dry stone wall still partially in place, which continues over towards Bothenhampton.

Walditch has a real tennis court, on the site of which King Henry VII played during his visits to the area.

Walditch is composed of Old Walditch (the original Walditch) and lower Walditch, a housing estate built around 1998.

The village no longer has a stated member of clergy; the last person to fill this role being the Rev. Maureen Alchin, who was a local figure.

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