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  Dorchester - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dorchester is a market town in southern central Dorset, England, situated on the River Frome and A35 road 20 miles west of Poole and five miles north of Weymouth.
In the southern suburbs is Maumbury, an ancient British earthwork converted by the Romans for use as an Amphitheatre, and to the north west is Poundbury Hill, another pre-Roman fortification.
In the 17th century the town was at the centre of the Puritan emigration to America, and local Rector, John White, organised the settlement of Dorchester, Massachusetts.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dorchester,_Dorset   (607 words)

  
 DORCHESTER (DORSET) - LoveToKnow Article on DORCHESTER (DORSET)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Little mention of Dorchester (Dornceaster, Dorcestre) occurs in Saxon annals, but a charter from ~lthelstan to Milton Abbey in 939 is dated at villa regalis quae dicitur Doracestria, and at this period it possessed a mint.
Mention is made of a castle at Dorchester in records of the 12th and r3th centuries;and the Franciscan priory, founded some time before 1331, is thought to have been constructed out of its ruins.
Dorchester returned two members to parliament from 1295, until the Representation of the People Act of 1868 reduced the number to one; by the Redistribution Act of 1885 the representation was merged in the county.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /D/DO/DORCHESTER_DORSET_.htm   (661 words)

  
 Dorchester, Dorset, England
Dorchester is the county town of Dorset and the seat of local government, housing the offices of both the Dorset County Council and the West Dorset District Council.
Today Dorchester is essentially a Georgian town, many of its old buildings having been destroyed by a series of fires in the late seventeeth and eighteenth centuries.
Dorchester was the birthplace in 1575 of Reverend John White.
www.thedorsetpage.com /locations/place/D020.htm   (355 words)

  
 A History of Dorchester, Dorset, England
There was a school in Dorchester in the Middle Ages but it was refounded as a grammar school in 1567.
The population of Dorchester was 2,402 in 1801.
The Dorset Martyrs statue was erected in 1986.
www.localhistories.org /dorchester.html   (1094 words)

  
 Thomas Hardy - Free Online Library
Hardy died in Dorchester, Dorset, on January 11, 1928.
His ashes were cremated in Dorchester and buried with impressive ceremonies in the Poet's Corner in Westminster Abbey.
According to a literary anecdote his heart was to be buried in Stinsford, his birthplace, and all went according to plan, until a cat belonging to the poet's sister snatched the heart off the kitchen, where it was temporarily kept, and disappeared into the woods with it.
hardy.thefreelibrary.com   (782 words)

  
 Dorchester Dorset South West England, Hotels and travel information
It was in Dorchester that Judge Jeffreys presided over the Bloody Assize where mass executions took place amongst the rebels and their sympathizers of the famous rebellion.
Whilst in 1834 Dorchester’s Old Crown Court, that can still be visited today, was where the trial of the Tolpuddle Martyrs took place, who were each sentenced to seven years transportation for their crime of trying to achieve fair working rights.
With so many references to Dorchester in his books the town now pays homage to the great writer with a statue of him in the town and many visitors choose to visit the cottage where he was born at Higher Bockhampton.
www.dorchesterswebsite.co.uk   (530 words)

  
 Dorchester, Dorset, England   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Found in the middle of Dorchester, St Peter's Church is the last of three medieval churches in the town to survive.
Dorchester has been the county town since 1305 and has been instrumental in a number of matter of national, and even international, significance since.
Dorset Advocacy was formed in 1993 to help people who have learning disabilities to have greater control over their lives and services.
www.thedorsetpage.com /locations/links.asp?nkey=D020   (2147 words)

  
 Destinations UK - Dorchester, Dorset, England
Dorchester is a historic market town with it's roots in Roman times; however it is most famously associated with Thomas Hardy.
Hardy was born in 1840 at Higher Brockhampton, near Dorchester.
Later in his life he returned to this part of Dorset and set up home at Max Gate, a house of his own design in the town, and where he died in 1928.
www.historic-uk.com /DestinationsUK/Dorchester.htm   (488 words)

  
 GENUKI: Dorset
"Dorset, maritime County, on south coast of England; is bounded north by Somerset and Wilts, east by Hants, south by the English Channel, and west by Devon; length, east and west, 52 miles; breadth, north and south, 37 miles; coastline, 75 miles; area, 627,265 acres; population 191,028.
Demographic and other interesting information for Dorset is available for download in a pdf file, from the National Statistics website; produced for the UK census bicentenary.
The Military Museum of Devon and Dorset houses documents, photographs and histories of The Devonshire Regiment, The Dorset Regiment, The Devonshire and Dorset Regiment, The Dorset Yeomanry, The Queen's Own Dorset Yeomanry, The Dorset Militia, The Royal Devon Yeomanry and 94 Field Regiment RA.
www.uk-genealogy.org.uk /genuki/DOR   (902 words)

  
 Casterbridge Hotel, Dorchester, Dorset   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Dorchester is easily accessible by most forms of transport.
Sometimes we get frantic late-night 'phone calls from people who say "We are in Dorchester but we cannot find the hotel." It is heartbreaking to have to explain that they are in the other Dorchester-on-Thames (near Oxford) and that they are over two hours drive from their beds.
Dorchester South Station is on the main line from London Waterloo to Weymouth.
www.casterbridgehotel.co.uk /travel.html   (310 words)

  
 Dorset Churches
Hutchins' History and antiquities of the County of Dorset (3rd ed., 1861-75) remains invaluable and is a very good example of an eighteenth century county history.
Jacques, H. and Keen, L., 1992, Dorset parish churches: building and restoration, 1819-1909: catalogue of an exhibition held at the Dorset County Record Office, Dorchester, Dorset, 12 September to 4 December 1992.
Most Anglican churches in Dorset -except for some in the north-west and east of the county - are in the Diocese of Salisbury.
www.bath.ac.uk /~lismd/dorset/churches   (1250 words)

  
 Dorset County Museum, Dorchester, Dorset
During the 4th century there was a distinctive Durnovarian School of tile design, based on motifs of the sea, with sea gods and godesses, and mythical sea creatures.
The Dorset area is especially rich in fossil remains, particularly from the Jurassic period.
It would be hard to imagine a museum of Dorset life without a mention of Thomas Hardy and his popular novels of Wessex.
www.britainexpress.com /counties/dorset/museums/county-museum.htm   (604 words)

  
 DVRNOVARIA DVROTRIGVM
The first classical mention of the name for the Dorchester Roman settlement occurs in the Antonine Itinerary of the late second century.
The final mention of Dorchester possibly occurs in the Ravenna Cosmology of the seventh century, where the name Purocoronauis (R&C#6) is listed between Tamaris (Plymouth, Devon) and the unidentified station Pilais.
Reputed to be from Godmanstone in Dorset the exact origin of this stone is, however, unknown, but was perhaps from Forston which lies a little to the south along the road between Godmanstone and Dorchester.
www.roman-britain.org /places/durnovaria.htm   (812 words)

  
 Dorchester Guide, Your Guide to Places to Stay in Dorchester
The county town of Dorset is a market town with a rich and varied history.
Dorchester is home to the Dorset County Museum which has fine displays of local history; The Dinosaur Museum; Teddy Bear House and The Tutankhamun Exhibition.
Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) went to school in Dorchester and lived at Max Gate and although his ashes are buried at Poet's Corner in Westminster Abbey his heart is buried at Stinsford, near Dorchester.
www.resort-guide.co.uk /pagedest.php3?destcode=113   (506 words)

  
 Dorchester Dorset, a tourist holiday and travel guide from TourUK
Dorchester, a large country town with Roman origins, lots of shops, and a market on Wednesday.
Set at the head of the Asker valley beneath the Iron Age hill fort of Eggardon Hill lies the unspoilt and picturesque village of Askerswell.
The Old School is set at the edge of the tranquil village of Toller Porcorum in a conservation area by the River Hooke valley in Thomas Hardy's beloved Dorset countryside which is within easy reach of the beautiful Heritage Coast.
www.touruk.co.uk /dorset/dor_dorc.htm   (715 words)

  
 Dorchester Dorset Hotels
The Tolpuddle Martyrs were tried in Dorchester before being cruelly deported under the most appalling conditions - a heinous crime against working people attempting to defend their rights to organise.
Thomas Hardy, poet and novelist 1840-1928, was born near Dorchester at Lower Bockhampton and spent the best part of his life living in Dorchester and Weymouth.
Dorchester is not far from the seaside, with Weymouth its principal resort and port just a stop along the railway track - the line runs from London Waterloo via Bournemouth and Poole, and is fully electrified.
www.dorsetriviera.com /onlocation/dorchester.asp   (336 words)

  
 dcompany
Burgess of the town and Borough of Dorchester, 1623.
An attorney of Dorchester and Steward of the manors of Sir Edward Lawrence, 1627-1631.
Walter Newburg was rector of Symondsbury, Dorset, from 1624 until his death in 1631.
www.geocities.com /Heartland/Prairie/7905/dcompany.html   (3544 words)

  
 Cotch dot net - dorset   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Blackmore Vale is a wide valley in North Dorset, dotted with small villages (659 photos).
Sherborne is a market town in north west Dorset with a long history (29 photos).
Portland is a limestone island just off the Dorset coast in the English channel (82 photos).
www.steinsky.me.uk /dorset.html   (170 words)

  
 Joseph Weld and Trimar Hospice and CancerCare Dorset - Specialist Nurse Support at Home and in Hospital
Joseph Weld and Trimar Hospice and CancerCare Dorset is a local charity providing high quality community based specialist services for people with cancer and similar life threatening diseases in Dorset.
Once three separate charities we are now one merged organisation with the aim of providing seamless care for patients and their loved ones when cancer or other incurable illnesses strike.
Who else could have spent the time and have had the understanding that cancer patients require?' from the wife of a patient in North Dorset to their specialist palliative nurse.
www.cancercaredorset.org   (388 words)

  
 Aquila Heights, Dorchester, Dorset
Maiden Castle Road is then the first turning left from this approach road to Dorchester.
The Aquila, Latin for eagle was the sacred emblem of the Roman Legions and the insignia that they carried into battle - the eagle on the pole.
It is thought that the future Roman Emperor, Vespasian and his Augusta Legion would have set up a base camp by the river on the site of modern Dorchester from which to launch his assault across the valley that Aquila Heights now overlooks.
www.smoothhound.co.uk /hotels/aquilaheights.html   (674 words)

  
 Poundbury Village Dorchester Dorset,
Other popular places to visit in the County of Dorset are - Christchurch, Blandford, and the Minister of Wimborne with its annual folk festival.
Abbotsbury with the Swannery and Tropical Gardens, the historic Corfe Castle and Lulworth Cove on the Isle of Purbeck.
The County of Dorset is full of some of the most picturesque Villages in the country, and you can find links to some of the Village websites on the Dorset Towns and Villages Page.
www.poundburytown.co.uk /4614.html?*session*id*key*=*session*id*val*   (1447 words)

  
 Dorchester, Dorset companies - UK
Cygnus Instruments Ltd, Dorchester, Dorset, UK Cygnus Instruments manufacture Multiple Echo Ultrasonic Thickness Gauges that measure metal thickness whilst completely ignoring coatings.
Ion Enterprises Ltd, Dorchester, Dorset, UK Manufacturers of the patented "No 1 Active Anode" ISB (ION ScaleBuster) range of environmental products for the prevention and removal of corrosion, rust and hard water scale in industrial, commercial and domestic environments.
Tool Can Bag Ltd (aka www.combican-toolbag.co.uk), Dorchester, UK The combican-tooling bag is a Unique concept for the carrying of fuel, tools, lubricants and accessories in one complete package the combican-toolbag is made from industrial canvasses which are oil, flame and water resistant also made to BSI-ISO Standard.
www.kellysearch.co.uk /gb-town-28900.html   (720 words)

  
 Holiday Cottages Bridport, Dorchester, Dorset
Ideally located between Dorchester and Bridport and near the stunning World Heritage coastline.
The cottages are identical and have fitted kitchens and a sitting room with cosy wood-burning stove, for which logs are provided.
The popular Old Market towns of Sherborne (16miles), Dorchester (12miles) and Bridport (9miles) are all well worth a visit.
www.cottagenet.co.uk /frogmorefarmcottages.htm   (287 words)

  
 Mortgage Brokers in Dorchester Dorset England UK
Mortgage Brokers in Dorchester Dorset England UK Mortgages Online in Dorchester Dorset, England UK Malcolm Online offers you a range of mortgages and home loans to fit your individual financial criteria in Dorchester Dorset.
Because we deal with the whole UK mortgage market, we can find you the most suitable mortgage and offer independent advice in your area.
Finding mortgages for people in Dorchester Dorset, England with bad debt, self-employed and people who have previously been refused a mortgage is usually not a problem.
www.malcolmonline.co.uk /England_UK/Dorset/Dorchester.htm   (185 words)

  
 Dorchester - Dorset For You
Winterbourne Steepleton, Martinstown to Dorchester Middle and The Thomas Hardye School.
Dorchester outskirts, Compton Valence, Higher Kingston Russell, Winterbourne Abbas to Winterbourne Valley School to Dorchester, Dorchester Middle School and Thomas Hardye School.
Dorchester, Stinsford, Bockhampton, Tincleton to St Marys Middle School and Puddletown First School.
www.dorsetforyou.com /index.jsp?articleid=16057   (523 words)

  
 West Dorset Tourism Website - Welcome to West Dorset
Situated in England's West Country, West Dorset is almost entirely designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the coastline is a Natural World Heritage site.
West Dorset has many attractions on offer to make your holiday or day out a memorable one.
In West Dorset there is a wide variety of accommodation to suit all tastes and pockets.
www.westdorset.com   (120 words)

  
 The Keep Military Museum - Home
The Devonshire Regiment, The Dorset Regiment, The Devonshire and Dorset Regiment, The Dorset Yeomanry, The Queen's Own Dorset Yeomanry, The Dorset Militia, The Royal Devon Yeomanry and 94 Field Regiment RA are all represented in the Keep Museum which underwent major refurbishment in 1995.
Touch screen computers and videos together with creative displays tell the stories of courage, humour and sacrifice of the soldiers and their families who have served in the regiments of Devon and Dorset for over 300 years.
The Dorsetshire Regiment and the Yeomanry of both Dorset and Devon were involved with the fighting there.
www.keepmilitarymuseum.org   (417 words)

  
 Hotels in Dorchester, Dorchester Hotels, Dorchester Hotel, Dorset   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Most hotels in Dorchester that we feature offer free parking, and are child friendly and baby friendly - We advise you to check the hotel policies and services on offer on the hotel information page by clicking on the 'More Information' link that we have provided.
A cancellation fee may be payable if your booking is not honoured and you have not adhered to the hotels cancellation policy.
If you have a website relating to Dorchester, or any other town that we feature, please contact us to request a link to your site.
www.accommogator.com /dorchester_hotels.htm   (727 words)

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