First mentioned in a Charter dated 705 AD, Doulting has a historic connection with the Abbots of Glastonbury, and the 600 year old, Grade 1 listed Abbey Tithe Barn is evidence of the village’s heritage.   In 709 AD Aldhelm, then Abbot of Malmesbury and Bishop of Sherborne, died in Doulting, and was carried back t0 Malmesbury for burial. In Doulting, an ancient holy well, as well as the Parish Church and the village school  now bear the name of this Saint.  2009 saw a number of celebrations marking the 1300th anniversary of St Aldhelm’s death.

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