The Rectory 2 Tyneham Dorset
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The Rectory 2 Tyneham Dorset

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The Rectory, Tyneham, Dorset.

Tyneham was evacuated in 1943 by order of the War Department, to provide the army with an area where they can train using live shells.  The village has been empty since then.  It is now open to the public most weekends.

Tyneham is located near to Warbarrow bay on the south coast of England.

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