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Newton Studland - historic towns survey

The Dorset Historic Towns Project report on Newton Studland.

This report discusses the possible site of the failed medieval town of Newton Studland, now completely rural in character. The present landscape reflects the history of the area in the late medieval and later periods, with the remnants of small dispersed settlements or farmsteads with small irregular fields enclosed from the heathland, and 19th and 20th-century forestry plantations. Some remnants of the 19th-century clay extraction industry in the area can be seen.

Here is a summary (pdf, 192kb) (opens in a new window) and the full report (February 2011) is below. We would welcome your comments. Please send any feedback to the Senior Archaeologist (Promotion and Liaison).

Part 1 and 2 Introduction and overview (pdf, 561kb) (opens in a new window)

Part 3 and 4 Context and sources (pdf, 563kb) (opens in a new window)

Part 5 Historical background (pdf, 390kb) (opens in a new window)

Part 6 Character appraisal (pdf, 571kb) (opens in a new window)

Part 7 Research and appendices (pdf, 230kb) (opens in a new window)

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