Dorseteschire, Dorseteschyre, Dorsetha Welcome to Dorsetscire, Dorsete, Dorsette, Dorseta

Old Dorset
Old villages,
towns & railways.

Dorset Domesday Book
Domesday Book

Dorset Poets William Barnes,
Thomas Hardy,
Dorset dialect.

Dorset Maps
Towns, Stour,
S & D Railway

17th-century Dorsetshire

Dorset Abbeys
Minsters, Churches

Great Houses, Manors Manor Houses,

New Dorset, more up-to-date Photos, Steam,
Blandford fly,

Art,Music Visual Arts &
Music, societies.

Dorset is in red! Dorset is a county in the south of England. It has no motorways and lots of beautiful places. Dorsetshire is the old name for the county, as the map, a 1650 copy of John Speed's work by Dutchman Jan Jansson, shows. It formed part of 'The Old West Saxons' which became known as Wessex. In Dorset one finds places like Ryme Intrinseca, Peaceful Lane, Knacker's Hole and Dirty Gate. Ramble through this site, look at the old maps and especially if you live in Dorset compare earlier maps with today. Enjoy the William Barnes poetry and the Dorset dialect. Do you have any good stories or photographs of people/places? Request a page or map about your area of Dorset.
Have you rummaged about in the Dorsetshire archive yet? Try it!
Buy your food at Farmers' Markets!
Support local producers not Tesco shareholders. Get vegetables that are as fresh as homegrown. There are many good organic producers in Dorset. Cheeses, sausages, pickles, wine, cordials, honey, fudge, lamb chops, organic veg, yogurts, fruit....
Also get these at steam fairs, cheese festivals etc.
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Dorset history
Domesday Towns
Chesil Bank
Old Dorset Maps
William Barnes
Thomas Hardy
Dorset Dialect
Hardy's Wessex
Old Place names
Domesday Places
Somerset/Dorset Railway
Wimborne Minster
Abbeys & Minsters
Ancient Dorsetshire
Robert Morden Maps
Old Dorset Hundreds
Dorset Smugglers
Old Blandford
Old Sturminster
Dorset today
Lyme Regis
Barnes Poems
Old Isle of Purbeck
Dorset Steam Fair
Old Weymouth
Great Houses
Forde Abbey
Dorset Arts
Dorset Quiz
1935 Local Maps
Old railway maps
Milton Abbey
Corfe Castle
Three Okefords
1650 Local Maps
Old Wimborne
Old Portland
Christchurch Priory
Dorset LINKS
Dorset beaches clean/dirty
Dorset Recipes
Lulworth Cove/Durdle Door
Lulworth Range