"Tyneham Village Church" Kimmeridge Things to Do Tip by easyoar

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  Tyneham Village Church
by easyoar

Tyneham Village is a small village (that has been abandoned since 1940) and is about 5 miles west of Corfe Castle.

The village originally dates back beyond medieval times. It had been a small and thriving community. However during World War II, the village was taken over by the military in 1940 to be used as a training ground and as a staging ground for the D-Day Landings. After the war the village remained under military control and so the locals did not get their houses back. For the last 50+ years the area has been used as a target area for the tanks stationed at the nearby barrack. This does not mean the actual houses themselves, just the surrounding hillsides.

These days only the church (which you can see here) and the school remain intact, and as the school is a museum, the church remains the only functioning building there. This picture was taken in early March 2005 and you can see the Daffodils out (yellow flowers).

Address: Tyneham Village
Directions: Follow the Road signs from Kimmeridge Bay

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  • Written Mar 17, 2005
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