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Moreton and Wool

A small collection of houses on the south bank of the River Frome, made famous by becoming the last resting place of T.E. Lawrence – 'Lawrence of Arabia' – who lived nearby at Cloud's Hill (SY823909). Opposite the graveyard is Moreton House, parts of which date from the mid-18th century. Moreton House is just one of several large houses to be found along this valley.

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4.5km down river is Wool, once a small village, it has grown significantly over recent decades as a consequence of large military and research establishments being situated nearby. Woolbridge is 16th century, with the nearby manor dating from the 16–18th centuries, and is the setting where Hardy's fictional character Tess spent her honeymoon.


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In the top row of pictures:

In the bottom row of pictures:

  • Wool Bridge, 16th century (picture)
  • Thatched cottages, Wool (picture)
  • Chuch of the Holy Rood, Wool (picture)
  • Cottages beside the stream running through the old village, Wool (picture)
  • The River Frome, downstream of Wool (picture)

Nearby locations that also feature in galleries on this site:

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More views of Dorset in August

Other sites on the web

The Dorset Page:   Moreton, Wool – local information and links to further resources on the web

Maps of the area on streetmap.co.uk (Moreton):   1:50,000 – detail, 1:250,000 – locality and route to get there

Maps of the area on streetmap.co.uk (Wool):   1:50,000 – detail, 1:250,000 – locality and route to get there

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The pictures of Moreton and Wool in this gallery were captured at medium resolution.
This is images of dorset stock photography gallery 085
All photographs copyright © 1998–2003 John Allen

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