• The Dorset County Boundary Survey website
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Hercological Record

Dorset County Boundary

Published records

The Dorset County Boundary Research Group organises a programme of exploratory field meetings along selected lengths of the Dorset border and continues to make discoveries as intresting as they are as interesting as unexpected. In complement to the Natuaral History reports already compiled, the Group has established an agreed method of field recording to embrace the whole range of data presented. A Dorset County Boundary Report is published for those lengths of the boundary surveyed. The Hercological Record forms are linked here, deposited in the Dorset History Centre. See also the DCC Dorset Explorer website; http//:explorer.geowessex.com

HRF - LR1 Lyme Regis

Lyme-Ware

Lyme , Ware – Devonshire Head, coastal slips – Pyne Cliff
The start of this section is taken as the high tide line as marked on the current OS map, which we did not visit on 2 May. Instead, we viewed the land slip area from as close as we could get at the top (essentially, the S boundary of the National Trust property of Ware Cliffs). Because of the very mobile nature of this land, any historic features will have been lost, moved or distorted.

Lyme-Ware

Whilst undertaking the field visit an opportunity to record the natural history.

Trees and shrubs in hedges;
Maritime pine, ash, elm, sycamore, elder, bramble, crab apple, holly, hawthorn, hazel, ivy & field maple.

Herbs and grasses on banks;
Navelwort, Nettle, Goose-grass, Red campion, Foxglove, Bracken, Arum & False oatgrass.

KINGSETTLE wOOD, MOTCOMBE
Boundaries
Kingsettle Wood. Boundary 5ft RH (aligned with large and split trees to left) whilst group on new track.
Lyme-Ware

HRF Motcombe

Highlighting the need for a field visit to observe and record. This Dorset - Wiltshire boundary is recorded 5ft RH (Wilts side) on an 1886 survey. The features on this survey are shown in green.

Modern works to install a water main has changed the surface features and it is not now apparent that the trees, left and split, were on the original hedge [387720 125289]. Current features have been included in red to show the course of the new track as shown being walked in the image above.

HRF in preparation.

 

Boundaries
Hercological Records of the Dorset county, and ex-county boundaries.
Parishes and County boundary description as per 1886, Lengths in metres, full National Grid reference without Military Numbering.
Ref Title Parish Parish, other Length Start (Clockwise) End link KB size Date
INDEX Dorset Boundary           PDF
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1967 30 May 2016
Blank HRF v3.5           PDF
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168 27 Apr 2015
Ce1 Biddlesgate Cranborne Damerham 1017m 407900 114510
North road hedge
408584 113851
Bend in hedge
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1404 6 Jun 2012
Fd1 Palmers Ford West Parley Hurn 400m 409667 100967
Fork in river
409594 100600 PDF
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247 6 Jun 2012
Kn1 Kitson Kitson Holdenhurst, Hampshire 4209m 408890 095780 406950 092275 PDF
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1433 18 May 2013
Kn2 Kitson Kitson Holdenhurst, Hampshire 2516m 406950 092275
407115 089956
Low water
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928 18 May 2013
LR1 Lyme, Devonshire Head Lyme Regis Uplyme, Devonshire 1010m 333296 091271
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332862 092117
Sidmouth Road
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1019 2 May 2012
LR2 Lyme (N. part of LR1) Lyme Regis Uplyme, Devonshire 497m 333296 091271
S. Pyne Cliff house
332862 092117
Sidmouth Road
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2438 6 Jun 2012
LR3 Lyme, Shire Lane to Uplyme Road Lyme Regis Uplyme, Devonshire 962m 332862 092117
Sidmouth Road
333103 092989
Uplyme Road
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2644 9 Jul 2012
LR4 Lyme, Uplyme Road Lyme Regis Uplyme, Devonshire 425m 333103 092989
Uplyme Road
333356 093271
Uplyme Mill
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301 28 Jul 2012
LR5 Lyme, Uplyme Road Lyme Regis Uplyme, Devonshire 425m 333103 092989
Uplyme Road
333356 093271
Uplyme Mill
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244 6 Jun 2012
Md1 Lamberts Castle, Tempest House Marshwood, Whitchurch Canonicorum Hawkchurch - To Devon 1896 1457m 337051 098246
Peter's Gore
337457 099381
Turner's Lane
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3918 5 Oct 2011
Md2 Lamberts Castle, Bottle Inn Marshwood Hawkchurch - To Devon 1896 924m 337872 099723
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3902 1 Dec 2011
Ob2 Oborne Oborne Sandford Orcas, Poyntington, Somerset 228m 363445 119615 363665 119656 PDF
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408 18 May 2013
Ob3 Oborne Oborne Poyntington, Somerset 641m 363665 119656 363984 119484 PDF
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544 18 May 2013
Ob4 Oborne Oborne Poyntington, Somerset 1584m 363984 119484
365508 119580 PDF
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2744 18 May 2013
Ob5 Oborne Oborne Poyntington, Milborne Port, Somerset 1979m 365508 119580
366690 118327 PDF
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3138 18 May 2013
WF1 Lamberts Castle Whitchurch Canonicorum Hawkchurch - To Devon 1896 557m 336108 098093
Tempest's House
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1214 1 Dec 2011
WP1 Parley Common West Parley Hurn, Hampshire 1010m 409588 098682 409575 097679 PDF
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395 15 Nov 2012
WP2 Parley - Riddleford West Parley Hurn, Hampshire 2114m 409575 097679 408930 095834 PDF
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561 15 Nov 2012
- Recording the county boundary: Field Survey Guidance PDF
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97 2 Feb 2015
Dorset Explorer HRF Links
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The Dorset Explorer map

The site (http://explorer.geowessex.com/) has a DCBS layer with spatial links to several published HRFs

Dorset County Museum
Dorset County Museum

Dorset County Museum

With a world-class contemporary museum and exhibition space.

Dorset History Centre
Dorset History Centre
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Dorset History Centre

Visit the Dorset History Centre to to carry out research and view archived reports of the DCBS including HRFs.

Bridport Rd, Dorchester DT1 1RP.