Tyneham is Dorset's famous ‘lost’ village. In November 1943 notice was given to the
villagers that they would be required to leave within 28 days as the area was needed
for forces’ training.
On 17 December 1943 the last villagers left believing that one day they would be
able to return. Sadly this was never to happen.
Today, the village is still part of the Army Ranges but access is allowed most weekends
and all public holidays (see ‘Opening Times’).
The intervening years have taken their toll. Only the church and school house remain
intact. With names on the pegs and schoolwork on the desks, it feels as if only minutes
ago the children had run outside to play….
Welcome to the Tyneham & Worbarrow website, hosted by Martin White, as part of the
Dorset Online Parish Clerk network.
Whether you are looking to visit Tyneham & Worbarrow for the day, or are researching
your family history, you will find a wealth of information on this site including
photographs old & new, historic postcard views, baptism, marriage and burial records,
census entries, wills and probate records and much much more besides.
The information on this website is provided for personal use and private research
only. None of the information may be used for commercial purposes.