|Corfe Mullen sits on the north-western edge of the
Poole-Bournmouth conurgation and its name derives from corf ' a cutting
or a pass' and the Old French molin meaning 'a mill' and this refers to
the old watermill on the Stour where the old village stood.
There are six churches, four pubs, four schools various retail outlets and local businesses and a whole host of community organisations and these all help to retain the community spirit.
The parish council has the interests of the village at heart for the Springdale Road Open Space would not have come about if the council had not sent a deputation to London to have an audience with the then minister and it is said that this is the only Parish Council that has taken an issue like this so far, but it paid off and now the village has open areas to enjoy
Standing on the banks of the River Stour the church of St Hubert stands beside a crossroads of what must be one of the largest villages in the country. The school along with the supermarket, sports centre are on a hilltop and they serve large esateds of residential dwellings that seem to reach right into Broadstone and is a dormitory for people who work in Poole and Bournemouth
The Old Corfe Mullen is down by the Stour and has been well cared for and still has its character despite the heavy traffic that roars past.
A mill was mentioned in the Domesday Survey and this still lets its water wheel revolve in a glass case in the centre of what is now a tea room. The Coventry Arms is next door which still retains its flagstones in one of the bars and a cosy welcome is always on the cards here.
The church has a tower built of dark brown heathstone back in the 14th century and the remainder of the building is mediaeval except for the north chapel and south transept which was built around 1841 and on the opposite side of the road is the 300 year old Manor House with its six huge chimneys, and was the home of the Phelps family who left money to Corfe Mullen for giving bread and cheese every Sunday and beef at Christmas to ten poor children.