These old photos celebrate the bucolic glory of a west Dorset village.

They were taken by Claud Hider, who built up a comprehensive collection of west Dorset images taken from 1922 and have been shared with the public by history buff Neil Mattingly.

Symondsbury is a parish and village situated just to the east of Bridport.

In the north it is adjacent to Netherbury and then runs to the coast between Chideock on the west and Allington, Bridport and Bothenhampton on the east.

The River Simene meanders through Symondsbury from its source just north of the parish and meets with the River Brit before it flows to the sea at West Bay

The church of St John the Baptist is in early English style and cruciform shape, it has a nave, trancepts, south porch and square tower with five bells and a clock. The registers date from 1558.

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An interesting fact about Symondsbury is that the iconic trees on the nearby Colmer's Hill were very recent additions to these photos - they were planted during the First World War by a John Sprake, a woodman to Thomas Colfox.

Just north of the village is sheepwash was probably built during the Napoleonic wars, and was used in the 1960s.

This sheep wash is on a small tributary stream of the River Simene close to the Broadoak Road just north of Symondsbury. The wash uses the stream as its water supply.