sits under Hardown Hill, 4 miles west of Bridport, and has a little
chapel-like church of 1841. Moores Biscuit Bakery on the south side of
the A35 is the home of the Dorset knob. Dorset knobs were the
traditional meal for local farm workers at the start of the day and the
company has been making them since 1850. The factory is open to the
public and one can walk through the bakery seeing their famous Dorset
knobs and other delicious biscuits being made. There is also a small art
gallery and shop.
the village, overlooking Lyme Bay, is an unobtrusive square stone well
enclosed by a wooden fence. This ancient well is dedicated to St
Candida, known locally as Saint Wite or 'White', who gave her name also
to the village of Whitchurch Canonicorum a few miles away, where there
is a shrine to her. It is said that she was a Saxon holy woman, or
anchorite, killed by the Danish raiders who ravaged the area in the 8th
century. The well has always been known as a healing well, and the water
is said to be especially beneficial for sore eyes. When small blue
flowers - perhaps the speedwell, perhaps a periwinkle - were found to be
growing on the hill, they acquired the nickname 'St Candida's Eyes'
in honor of the saint.