Built and owned by the Lyte family from the 13th to the 18th century, this delightful manor house is a step back in time.
“A strong woman who recklessly throws away her strength, she is worse than a weak woman who has never had any strength to throw away.” ― Thomas Hardy, Tess of the D’Urbervilles The childhood home of the Victorian novelist and poet, nestles quietly in a pretty garden in a small rural valley. Now managed by […]
It would be very remiss of me to write a blog about Dorset without extolling the virtues of my home town. Shaftesbury, memorable to many by the Hovis advert of the 1970’s created by the iconic producer and director, Sir Ridley Scott, better known for Thelma & Louise, Bladerunner and Gladiator. This advert forever earned Gold Hill […]
In the centre of a busy town is the incongruous setting of one of the few remaining examples of domestic Norman architecture in England. At the end of a high street full of shops and crowds of shoppers walking towards the quay in Christchurch you will come across this Norman House and its neighbour Christchurch […]
Coming across the monument to Vice-Admiral Hardy was accident rather than design.