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Hinton St Mary

A small village on the River Stour, best known as the location where a fine Roman mosaic pavement was found (now on display in the British Museum). In the village itself are several 17th and 18th century buildings built from the pale yellow limestone from around this area. Whilst down by the river are the remains of an old water-powered mill – Cutt Mill, a tranquil scene.

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The mosaic was unearthed in 1963 when the village blacksmith came across it by accident whilst digging a hole for his wife's washing line. The historical significance of this mosaic being the depiction at its centre of Christ, complete with Chi-Rho symbol, clear evidence of the early spread of Christianity.


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Nearby locations that also feature in galleries on this site:


directionSturminster Newton

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More views of Dorset in July

Other sites on the web

The Dorset Page:   Hinton St Mary – local information and links to further resources on the web

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

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The pictures of Hinton St Mary in this gallery were captured at medium resolution.
This is images of dorset stock photography gallery 091
All photographs copyright © 1998–2003 John Allen

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