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Tyneham, Dorset One Place Study

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Location: Tyneham, Dorset, England, United Kingdommap
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Tyneham, Dorset One Place Study

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Tyneham is Dorset's famous ‘lost’ village. In November 1943 all residents were told to leave within 28 days as the area was needed for forces’ training. On 17 December 1943 the last residents left believing one day they could return. Sadly this was never to happen.

"Some people went to live with relatives. Some took 'temporary' accommodation. The season was cold and wet, the upheaval was too much for some of the old ones and those who had made a living from the sea and had nothing to live for without it. They alied and pined and died. They might have lived long and happy if they had not been torn up by their roots. "

Today, the village is still part of the Army Ranges but access is now allowed most weekends and all public holidays (see ‘Opening Dates & Times’).

Take a walk along 'The Row' past the old Telephone Kiosk, wander in the empty shells of the cottages, visit the exhibitions in the old school, the church and barn at Tyneham Farm. Take a casual stroll down to the beach at Worbarrow Bay. Let your mind think of days long ago when the former residents went about their daily business.


Continent: Europe
Sovereign State: United Kingdom
Country England
County: Dorset
GPS Coordinates: 50.623, -2.169



1811 200
1821 240 +40
1831 247 +7
1841 250 +3
1851 276 +26
1861 272 -4
1871 269 -3
1881 275 +6
1891 260 -15
1901 238 -22
1911 209-29
1921 196 -13
1931 165 -31
1944 0 -165


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