Dorset’s Archaeology in 150 Words #8: Fort Henry – A WW2 Observation Post in Studland

On the cliff top overlooking Studland Bay and the entrance to Poole Harbour stands the concrete remains of Fort Henry. An observation post for the D-Day practice bombardments and beach assaults of Exercise Smash, carried out on 18 April 1944, … Continue reading Dorset’s Archaeology in 150 Words #8: Fort Henry – A WW2 Observation Post in Studland

Heritage Open Days in Dorset 2015

This coming weekend, 10-14th September 2015, is the annual event described by the collective of organisers as a celebration “of our fantastic history, architecture and culture, offering people the chance to see hidden places.” Below I have picked out some of the highlights from Dorset (that as of 9th September are not fully booked!): Mapperton House Beaminster, Dorset, DT8 3NR Tudor/Jacobean manor house with church and stables. Tours last approx 1 hour and include rooms and items not usually seen. Thursday 10 September: Tour 1100 & 1200 http://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/directory/mapperton-house http://mapperton.com/ Sherborne Abbey: Tower Tour Sherborne Abbey, The Parish Office, 3 Abbey … Continue reading Heritage Open Days in Dorset 2015