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  Dorset - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dorset borders Devon to the west, Somerset to the north-west, Wiltshire to the north-east and Hampshire to the east.
In the 12th century civil war, Dorset was fortified with the construction of the defensive castles at Corfe Castle, Powerstock, Wareham and Shaftesbury, and the strengthening of the monasteries such as at Abbotsbury.
Dorset is famed in literature for being the native county of author and poet Thomas Hardy.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dorset   (2892 words)

 Breeds of Livestock - Dorset Sheep
Dorsets in America, in a publication called Sheep Industry in the United States, written by Ezra Carmen, H, A. Heath, and John Minton, all of whom were Oregon pioneers living in the Salem, OR area, we learn of Dorsets being in Oregon in 1860.
Polled Dorsets originated at North Carolina State College, Raleigh, NC, and were apparently the result of a mutation which occurred in the purebred Horned Dorset flock at the college.
Dorset fleeces average five to nine pounds (2.25-4 kg) in the ewes with a yield of between 50% and 70%.
www.ansi.okstate.edu /breeds/sheep/dorset   (659 words)

 Dorset culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
This is demonstrated by the huge area occupied by Dorset groups and by evidence that they had perfected winter hunting on the sea ice.
However, when the people of the Thule culture arrived in the Canadian Arctic around 1000 years ago the Dorset had largely or entirely disappeared for reasons that are not well understood.
Dorset culture artifacts: top left to right: flaked stone end-blade to fit in the tip of a harpoon head; 3 harpoon heads; a so-called "spatula" carving; bottom: a harpoon foreshaft and harpoon head.
anthropology.uwaterloo.ca /ArcticArchStuff/Dorset.html   (241 words)

 Camelot Village: Britain's Heritage and History
The county of Dorset is to be found on the Southern coast of England nestled between Devon, Somerset, Wiltshire and Hampshire.
Dorset is the birthplace of Thomas Hardy, who wrote of Dorchester as 'Casterbridge' and renamed Dorset as 'Barsetshire' in his literary classic, "The Mayor of Casterbridge".
Central Dorset is traversed by the wide, rolling expanse of Blackmore Vale, and in the north is the densely wooded chalk mass of Cranborne Chase, shared with Wiltshire.
www.camelotintl.com /heritage/counties/england/dorset.html   (794 words)

 Dorset College
Established in 1981, Dorset College is one of the oldest and largest private international colleges in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
One of Dorset's most prominent programs is the University Transfer (UT) Program, wherein students have the opportunity in most cases to transfer course credits towards a Bachelor's degree at our partnering public Canadian universities.
Dorset College places the needs of students first by providing a friendly environment that stresses English proficiency and academic success.
www.dorsetcollege.bc.ca   (164 words)

 Dorset Holidays
Dorset is a county of outstanding natural beauty, with rolling hills, craggy coastlines and soft sandy beaches.
Dorset's coastline was awarded World Heritage Status by UNESCO in 2001 for its unique geological history and landforms such as Lulworth Cove, the Isle of Portland and the shingle bank of Chesil Beach to name but a few.
Although Dorchester is the county town of Dorset, the nightlife tends to centre around Bournemouth, Poole and, to a lesser extent, Weymouth.
www.visit-dorset.org.uk   (544 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.
The Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society contain many articles of relevance to church architecture and history, especially the "Notes on some Dorset churches" by Glynne (1923-24) and a series of articles on church architecture and fittings by Long (e.g.
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   (1244 words)

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The Dorset people were a maritime group, living for the most part, off the resources of the sea.
The technological advances that are represented in the Dorset settlements in the eastern Arctic created a well-constructed and varied tool kit, which focused on the harvesting of marine resources.
The settlement at Dorset Cove consists of three rectangular dwelling remains clustered at the edge of a rocky ridge which was protected from the prevailing northwest wind by huge rock outcrops.
www.umanitoba.ca /faculties/arts/anthropology/manarchnet/chronology/arctic/dorset.html   (957 words)

 Butterfly Conservation Dorset Branch
The Dorset Branch of Butterfly Conservation was formed in 1987.
Another important aspect of the Dorset Branch's work is the monitoring of butterflies and moths.
Dorset has one of the highest species count in England, with 45 species found here permanently, including Lulworth Skipper, Silver-spotted Skipper and Marsh Fritillary.
www.dorsetbutterflies.com   (381 words)

 Bed and Breakfast and Self Catering Accommodation with Dorset Farm and Country Holidays, UK
Dorset Farm and Country Holidays is an independent association of owners of high quality holiday accommodation in the beautiful Dorset countryside.
North Dorset, with its pastures and valleys reminding us of Thomas Hardy's Wessex, is still unchanged in many places and has many attractive places to visit: Gold Hill in Shaftesbury and Milton Abbey to name but two.
The scenic areas of East Dorset, with rolling fertile downland, are within easy reach of the market towns of Shaftesbury and Wimborne as well as the theatres and attractions of Poole and Bournemouth.
www.rural-dorset.org.uk   (648 words)

 Visiting Dorset Information, Accommodation, Attractions, History, Maps, Pictures, Beach, Hotel, Guest House, B&B, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Dorset is also the home of one of the greatest writers of all time - Thomas Hardy.
Wareham on the A351, nestled between the Purbeck hills on the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset.
Visiting Dorset is a new project and at the moment its still in its early stages and only has information on the Isle of Purbeck.
www.visitingdorset.co.uk   (807 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)

 Tourism - Dorset For You
Dorset has become a familiar sight on television and in the cinema, its startling beauty providing the perfect location to film over the years.
Dorset offers a wide variety of things to see and do for the visitor and resident alike.
Dorset offers a rich variety of towns and villages to delight and amaze its visitors all year round.
www.dorsetforyou.com /index.jsp?articleid=2201   (299 words)

 Dorset - Muskoka and Haliburton Information and Business Directory
First time visitors to Dorset may not realize they have arrived at the cross roads of "Cottage Country".
The border dividing Muskoka District and County of Haliburton Highlands - mecas of vacationers, is the main street of Dorset, Ontario.
A few short miles east of Dorset, Kawagama Lake is reputed to be the cleanest lake in Ontario.
www.dorset.muskoka-ontario.com   (421 words)

 Dorset Riviera Hotels
Commemmorate the heroic class struggles forged by Dorset's Tolpuddle Martyrs, the annual Festival and march is held in July and the Museum is open most of the year.
Dorset accommodation providers offer great service for tourists and business travellers, with a superb range of holiday facilities from sea views to swimming pools; baby listening facilities to breakfast in bed; bars, gardens, radio alarms and television, conference meeting rooms, sauna, fitness and games rooms.
Dorset tourism and seaside holiday information to assist planning your Dorset vacation or short break, featuring Weymouth hotels, Lyme Regis guesthouses, Charminster bed and breakfast establishments, West Bay self catering lets, Bridport farmhouse accommodation, Lulworth cottages, Isle of Portland and Isle of Purbeck....
www.dorsetriviera.com   (1132 words)

 The Dorset Page, a Guide to England's most beautiful county   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Situated on the south coast of England, Dorset is considered by many to be the most beautiful county in England.
Dorset is also the centre of both the Anglo Saxon kingdom and Thomas Hardy's fictional Wessex.
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www.thedorsetpage.com /Dorset_Home.htm   (128 words)

 Dorset travel guide
Hardy drew his portraits of towns and villages from the real places where he lived and worked, and one of the favourite occupations of visitors is speculating on the identity of places mentioned in Hardy's novels.
Hardy's final home of Max Gate, Dorchester, is also preserved by the Trust, and a large collection of the author's memorabilia can be seen at the Dorset County Museum in that city.
Further along the coast is the open circle of Lulworth Cove, where the great natural stone arch of Durdle Door allows the sea to rush in.
www.britainexpress.com /counties/dorset   (614 words)

 The Dorset Coast Forum - Dorset Coast
The overriding aim of the Forum is to promote a sustainable approach to the management, use and development of Dorset's coastal zone, which will ensure that its inherent natural and cultural qualities are maintained and enhanced for the benefit of future generations.
The Dorset Coast Forum is committed to making as much information on the coast available to coastal managers and the wider public, as possible.
Membership of the Dorset Coast Forum is open to organisations which have a vested interest in the Dorset coast.
www.dorsetcoast.com   (395 words)

Dorset is home to the famous Cerne Abbas Giant, a huge figure of a naked man cut into the turf on a chalk hillside.
Thomas Hardy used it as the model for the village tavern in Tess of the D’Urbervilles and later it inspired Rupert Brooke to pen a celebratory poem.
One of a handful of inns which claim to be Britain’s smallest pub, this thatched 15th-century structure was a flsmith’s until Charles II chanced by one day and desiring a drink, issued and granted a license on the spot.
www.fatbadgers.co.uk /Dorset.htm   (924 words)

 Manchester Vermont Real Estate - Vermont Country Properties Sotheby's International Realty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Nestled in the foothills of the Dorset Hollow with long range and intimate pastoral views this classic Vermont farmhouse has all the conveniences of a newer home but the soul reflects an antique homestead.
Charming Dorset cape totally renovated and updated with today's desirable features; high end stainless kitchen appliances, cherry cabinets, granite countertops, handsome wideboard floors and master on main to name a few.
Under the mantle of Owls Head in Dorset, Vermont, this sensitively designed new offering features 7 unparalleled estate lots set on over 140 acres with superior mountain views, stands of birch trees and hardwood, meandering brooks and historic marble quarries.
www.vermontcountryproperties.com /Manchester/PropertySearch.cfm?rid=2&zips=05251   (1057 words)

 Dorset Capital   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Dorset Capital makes expansion, recapitalization and buyout investments in proven growth companies.
What differentiates us from other private equity firms is a proprietary network of leading consumer executives who are committed to helping Dorset and its portfolio companies succeed.
Our mission is clear: to be the preferred partner for consumer growth companies by offering the strategic benefits of an industry partner with the equity upside of a financial sponsor.
www.dorsetcapital.com   (81 words)

 Dorset Vermont, A Beautiful Colonial New England Town in Southern Vermont
Dorset Vermont, A Beautiful Colonial New England Town in Southern Vermont
Perhaps it's the white clapboard New England architecture, the well-kept houses overlooking the town green.
It might be our handful of country inns and sophisticated restaurants, our summer theatre, artists and artisans, nearby music festivals and fairs, or our wonderful year-round outdoor activitiesÂ… or the interesting people who live here.
www.dorsetvt.com   (290 words)

 Dorset B&B, hotels and more... Dorset - proud hosts of 2012 Olympic Games sailing events
Welcome to the English County of Dorset on the south coast of the United Kingdom.
If you are planning a visit to Dorset or The New Forest this site features a fine selection of bed and breakfast accommodation across the area.
Dorset is proud to be hosting the 2012 Olympic Games sailing events - for your accommodation enquiries and early bookings, please check our site.
www.dorsetpubs.com   (329 words)

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