Tyneham Farm Dorset England
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Tyneham Farm Dorset England

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The village of Tyneham, Dorset, England was abandoned 1943 by its residents to make way for the army.  The farm is being restored to show the way life was back then.

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A: History Barn Tyneham Dorset

by James Battersby, 20 meters away

Inside the "History Barn" at Tyneham Farm, Dorset, England.  Last used in the early 1940s, the farm g...

History Barn Tyneham Dorset

B: Gwyle Cottages Tyneham Dorset

by James Battersby, 220 meters away

One of the many cottages in ruins at Tyneham, Dorset, England.  Gwyle Cottages give a glimpse in to t...

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C: Outside Gwyle Cottages Tyneham Dorset England

by James Battersby, 230 meters away

Outside Gwyle cottages, Tyneham, Dorset, England.  Abandoned in 1943 to make way for army training, T...

Outside Gwyle Cottages Tyneham Dorset England

D: The Laundry House Tyneham Dorset

by James Battersby, 250 meters away

The Laundry House, Tyneham, Dorset. Tyneham was evacuated in 1943 by order of the War Department, to ...

The Laundry House Tyneham Dorset

E: Double Cottages Tyneham Dorset

by James Battersby, 250 meters away

A pair of cottages known as the "Double Cottages" in Tyneham, Dorset, England.  Abandoned in 1943 whe...

Double Cottages Tyneham Dorset

F: Inside the Double Cottages Tyneham Dorset

by James Battersby, 260 meters away

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Inside the Double Cottages Tyneham Dorset

G: Goulds Cottage Tyneham Dorset

by James Battersby, 290 meters away

Goulds Cottage, Tyneham, Dorset. Tyneham was evacuated in 1943 by order of the War Department, to pro...

Goulds Cottage Tyneham Dorset

H: The Rectory Tyneham Dorset

by James Battersby, 340 meters away

The Rectory, Tyneham, Dorset. Tyneham was evacuated in 1943 by order of the War Department, to provid...

The Rectory Tyneham Dorset

I: The Rectory 2 Tyneham Dorset

by James Battersby, 370 meters away

The Rectory, Tyneham, Dorset. Tyneham was evacuated in 1943 by order of the War Department, to provid...

The Rectory 2 Tyneham Dorset

J: Overlooking Tyneham Dorset

by James Battersby, 570 meters away

Overlooking the abandoned village of Tyneham, Dorset, England.  To the south can be seen Warbarrow To...

Overlooking Tyneham Dorset

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