Tyneham shown within Dorset
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Tyneham is a ghost village in south Dorset, England, near Lulworth on the Isle of Purbeck. Dorset ( (or archaically, Dorsetshire) is a county in South West England on the English Channel coast In Biology a population is the collection of inter-breeding organisms of a particular Species; in Sociology A nationwide Census, commonly known as Census 2001, was conducted in the United Kingdom on Sunday 29 April 2001 The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using Latitude and Longitude The districts of England are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government Settlements Settlements with a Population over 2500 are in bold. Metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties are one of the four levels of Subdivisions of England used for the purposes of Local government outside Greater London Dorset ( (or archaically, Dorsetshire) is a county in South West England on the English Channel coast The region, also known as the government office region, is currently the highest tier of local government sub-national entity of England, with only one South West England is one of the Regions of England. It is the largest such region in terms of area and extends from Gloucestershire and Wiltshire to Constituent country is a phrase used often by official institutions in contexts in which a country makes up a part of a larger entity or grouping England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland This list of sovereign states, alphabetically arranged gives an overview of States around the world with information on the extent of their Sovereignty. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located There are a number of law enforcement agencies in the United Kingdom. Dorset Police is the Home Office Police force with the responsibility of policing the English County of Dorset. The fire service in the United Kingdom operates under separate legislative and administrative arrangements in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Dorset Fire and Rescue Service is the Statutory Fire and Rescue Service for the area of Dorset, South West England. Divisions & Stations The trust is split into 2 divisions West - Devon and Cornwall including West Divisional HQ 999 and PTS Control at South West England is a Constituency of the European Parliament. This is a list of the 646 constituencies currently represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, as at the 2005 general election South Dorset is a County constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. A Gazetteer of place names in the United Kingdom showing each place's County, Unitary authority or council area and its geographical coordinates List of places --> List of cities in the United Kingdom List of towns in England Lists of places This is a list of settlements and other places in Dorset, England. A geographic coordinate system enables every location on the Earth to be specified in three coordinates using mainly a spherical coordinate system. A ghost town is a Town or City that has been abandoned usually because the economic activity that supported it has failed or due to natural or human-caused Dorset ( (or archaically, Dorsetshire) is a county in South West England on the English Channel coast England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland Lulworth is a place in Dorset, South England famous for its Castle and Cove. The Isle of Purbeck, not a true island but a Peninsula, is in the county of Dorset, England. It remains a civil parish. A civil parish in the United Kingdom is a unit of local government. The village is situated near Worbarrow Bay on the Jurassic Coast, and there have been fishing communities associated with the parish since the Iron Age. Worbarrow Bay is a large broad and shallow bay just to the east of Lulworth Cove in Dorset, England, and is part of the Jurassic Coast The Jurassic Coast is a World Heritage Site on the English Channel coast of southern England. This article is about the archaeological period known as the Iron Age for the mythological Iron Age see Ages of Man. The village is mentioned in the Domesday Book as Tigeham, meaning "goat enclosure". The Domesday Book (ˈduːmzdeɪ bʊk also known as Domesday, or Book of Winchester) was the record of the great survey It is part of the Lulworth Estate. The Lulworth Estate is located in central south Dorset, England.
The village, and 7,500 acres (30 km²) of surrounding heathland and chalk downland around the Purbeck Hills, were commandeered just before Christmas 1943 by the then War Office (now Ministry of Defence) for use as firing ranges for training troops. The acre is a unit of Area in a number of different systems including the imperial and U Heaths are Shrubland habitats characterised by open low growing woody Vegetation, found on mainly infertile Acidic soils Chalk (ʧɔːk is a soft white porous Sedimentary rock, a form of Limestone composed of the Mineral Calcite. A downland is an area of open Chalk Hills This term is especially used to describe the Chalk countryside in southern England. The Purbeck Hills and South Dorset Downs are a ridge of Chalk downs in Dorset, England. The War Office was a former department of the British Government, responsible for the administration of the British Army between the 17th century and 1963 when The Ministry of Defence ( MoD) is the United Kingdom government department responsible for implementation of government defence policy and is the headquarters Approximately 200 people were displaced, leaving a notice on the church door:
|“||Please treat the church and houses with care; we have given up our homes where many of us lived for generations to help win the war to keep men free. We shall return one day and thank you for treating the village kindly.||”|
This measure was supposed to be temporary for the duration of World War II, but in 1948 the army placed a compulsory purchase order on the land and it has remained in use for military training ever since. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including Eminent domain ( United States) compulsory purchase ( United Kingdom, New Zealand, Ireland) resumption/compulsory acquisition Though littered with scrap used as targets, and subject to regular shelling, the land has become a haven for wildlife as it has been free from farming and development. In 1975, after complaints from tourists and locals, the M. Tourism is Travel for Recreational or Leisure purposes The World Tourism Organization defines tourists as people who "travel O. D. began opening the village and footpaths across the ranges at weekends and throughout August. Many of the village buildings have fallen into disrepair or have been damaged by shelling, and in 1967 the then Ministry of Works pulled down the Elizabethan manor house, though the church remains intact. The Ministry of Works was a department of the UK Government formed in 1943 during World War II, to organise the requisitioning of property for wartime use Romance and reality The Victorian era and the early twentieth century idealised the Elizabethan era A manor house or fortified manor-house is a Country house, which has historically formed the administrative centre of a manor (see Manorialism The church and school house have since been preserved as museums.
In the 1980s the village was used for the filming of Comrades, which tells the story of the Tolpuddle Martyrs. Comrade means "friend" "colleague" or "ally" often with a Military or left-wing political Connotation. The Tolpuddle Martyrs were a group of 19th century British labourers who were arrested for and convicted of swearing a secret oath as members of the Friendly Society The church had a fibreglass tower and large additional gravestones added. The village's Post Office Row was fronted with fibreglass cottages and the original 1920s telephone box was allegedly crushed by scaffolding. A telephone booth, telephone kiosk, (or telephone box in the British Isles) is a small structure furnished with a Payphone and designed Scaffolding is a temporary framework used to support people and material in the construction or repair of buildings and other large structures The telephone box seen now is thought to be a replica.
Worbarrow Bay and Mupe rocks behind a ruined house.
Tyneham St Mary's Church - south transept
Tyneham School House