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This video has been created for visitors who are interested in attending the 2009 Woodfair at Tollard Royal in Dorset. The video is under a minute long, and should give you a flavour of what to expect at the woodfair in October 2009.

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Picture by Neosnaps

Picture by Neosnaps

This is a view of the rear of the Cranborne Manor, or the north front, as Pevsner calls it. At the south front are substantial remains of a house built for King John (c. 1208) as a lodge for use when he was hunting in Cranborne Chase. Much of the house as it now stands was built around these early survivals in the 17th century.

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Cursus barrows

Picture by Jim Champion

Picture by Jim Champion

The Dorset Cursus is a Neolithic cursus monument that spans across 10 km of the chalk downland of Cranborne Chase The Cursus and the earthen long barrows date from 3300 BC The relationship between the Cursus and the alignment of these barrows suggests that they had a common ritual significance to the Neolithic people.

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St. Mary's Church, Iwerne Minster, Dorset by John Lamper

Iwerne Minster is a village in North Dorset, England, situated under Cranborne Chase in the Blackmore Vale just off the A350. The 60 ft 14th century tower is surmounted by an octagonal 15th century spire, one of only three ancient spires in Dorset.

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