Much local Information will be found on the Dorset For You website run by Dorset County Council and North Dorset District Council. It has a wealth of information on local services including road problems, schooling, recycling, rubbish collection etc

Bus Services
A few bus services are available with stops on the B3092 Marnhull Road, a short distance from the crossroads leading up to the White Horse. Buses are operated by Southwest Coaches with a limited service on Saturday and none on Sunday.

X4 Service
Runs between Sturminster Newton and Gillingham and on to Bourton.

X10 Service
Runs between Blandford Forum and Yeovil via Marnhull, Stalbridge and Sherborne. Journey time to Yeovil approx. 1 hour.

For detailed time-tables go to

Medical Services
Two practices are available to residents of Hinton St. Mary.

Sturminster Newton Medical Centre Tel. 01258-474500
This practice has approx. 9,000 patients with surgeries at

  1. Sturminster Newton Medical Centre, Old Market Hill, Sturminster Newton, DT10 1QU
    Open Mon to Fri 0800 – 1830
  2. Marnhull Surgery, Church Hill, Marnhull DT10 1PU
    Open Mon to Fri 0830 -1230

Both surgeries are closed on Saturday and Sunday.
For more information go to

Nearest hospitals
Yeovil District Hospital Yeovil BA21 4AT Tel 01935-475122 14.3 miles
Dorset County Hospital Dorchester DT1 2JY Tel 01305-251150 17.1 miles

Fast Broadband
Fast Broadband became available in the village in February 2016.